UPDATED 6:32 PM PT – Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) announced a vaccine incentive program for teens called “Kids Deserve a Shot.”
The Democrat announced the program recently for all Minnesota residents ages 12-to-17, giving them the chance to win hundreds of dollars in gift cards and up to $100,000 in scholarships if they are fully vaccinated. Teens who complete their two-dose vaccine series between Oct. 18 and Nov. 30 will be eligible.
Starting today, Minnesota teens can get $200 and enter to win a $100,000 college scholarship just for getting their shot!
Thank you to schools across the state, like Gordon Parks High School, that are helping make vaccines accessible for their students. pic.twitter.com/0JR1BfBUlI
— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) October 18, 2021
“Keeping our kids in school, keeping them doing the activities that are helping. So, we’re here today to know that one of the big pieces of that is getting kids vaccinated,” said Walz.
Republican Rep. Jeremy Munson (Minn.) has voiced his opposition to the program and said the governor is bribing kids to get the jab while “incentivizing parents with a ridiculous chance of a lottery scholarship so they sign the permission slip.” He went on to say Walz is simply trying to trick kids into getting a vaccine that Biden has admitted could be harmful.