The City of Bozeman has announced a COVID-19 vaccine incentive program for residents living within city limits that starts on Wednesday, September 15. The program, which is funded using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars, intends to positively reward those who get vaccinated in the community.

According to a press release from the City of Bozeman, The COVID-19 vaccine is available across the city and is a key tool in keeping our community safe from the impacts of the virus. The vaccine incentive program’s first priority is to encourage those who have not yet been vaccinated to get vaccinated, while also recognizing that there are many in the community who have already received the vaccine.

Here's what you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Program

  • Any Bozeman resident who proves residency in the city of Bozeman and vaccination status who was vaccinated prior to September 15 may enter a raffle to win a 1,000 dollar visa gift card.
  • Any Bozeman resident who proves residency in the city of Bozeman and vaccination status who is vaccinated between September 15 and November 15 may submit to automatically receive a $25 dollar visa gift card and be entered into a raffle to win a 1,000 dollar visa gift card.
  • The program starts on Wednesday, September 15 and ends on Monday, November 15.
    • Residents must bring proof of residency in the form of any piece of mail and proof of COVID-19 vaccination to Bozeman City Hall Finance Department (121 N Rouse Ave) from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to participate in the program.COVID-19 vaccines are widely available across Gallatin County at many locations including local pharmacies and your primary care physician. To find out more about dates, times, and locations visit the Healthy Gallatin website.

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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