Clay County using cash award to get more people vaccinated

VERMILLION, S.D.(WNAX)- Clay County residents can win a cash award for getting their Covid-19 vaccination.

Vermillion City Manager John Prescott says their city council approved the program.

Prescott says they are using some of the federal funds they got through the American Recovery Program Act.

Prescott says the program can be an incentive or a reward.

During the ten weeks of the program, there will be two winners of twenty-five hundred dollars each week, with two random winners of five thousand dollars.

Earlier this week, Brookings County put in cash awards program to increase vaccinations against COVID-19.