Anyone in Louisiana who receives COVID vaccine for 1st time can now get $100

Published 9:46 am Friday, October 1, 2021

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On Friday, Louisiana’s “Shot For 100” vaccine incentive program expanded beyond college students to include anyone in Louisiana who gets their COVID vaccine. Patients must receive the vaccine at participating community-based sites as listed on

Anyone receiving their first shot is eligible and may only participate once. Minors are eligible for the cash incentive but require parental consent to get the vaccine.

Individuals will receive a deactivated Visa gift card upon vaccination. After registering online at, the card will be loaded with $100. This limited-time offer for college students and the general public will end Saturday, Oct. 30, or while supplies last.

“Louisiana has made considerable progress in increasing vaccinations across the state, but we need more people to go Sleeves Up to slow the spread of COVID-19,” Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said. “By expanding the Shot for 100 campaign to everyone in Louisiana, we hope to see tens of thousands of additional people get their first dose of the safe and effective COVID vaccines, so we can end this pandemic once and for all. If you’ve not yet been able to go Sleeves Up yet, we’re hoping a cool $100 will help make the decision easier.”

“Our COVID data show that Louisiana is thankfully coming down from our fourth and most dangerous surge,” said Dr. Joseph Kanter, State Health Officer and Medical Director. “That’s the good news. Unfortunately, the bad news is that we still have a lot of COVID in all 64 parishes. We must do everything we can to stay safe and stop the next surge, and that includes getting the COVID vaccine.

“Vaccines are totally free, highly safe and readily available all across the state. It’s never been more urgent to get the shot, and we hope this new perk will encourage Louisianans to get vaccinated sooner rather than later.”

To learn more about Shot For 100, visit or call Louisiana’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-855-453-0774. In addition to learning more about Shot For 100, the COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline can answer questions about the vaccines and connect callers to medical professionals.