In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Douglas is launching the “It’s Worth a Shot-Vax Up” incentive program to help boost the number of vaccinated residents living within the City of Douglas. The program is a part of the city’s plan to distribute funds from ARPA funding to citizens of Douglas for becoming fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The program allows for the first 1,500 fully vaccinated residents living in the city limits of Douglas to receive a one-time amount of $200 when they become fully vaccinated between January 1, 2022 – April 30, 2022.
Applications will be available beginning January 3, 2022 at the Community Development Department office located at 211 S. Gaskin Avenue or the application may be downloaded from the City of Douglas website, www.cityofdouglasga.gov. Completed applications must be submitted to the Community Development office anytime between January 3, 2022 through April 30, 2022. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm, except for when closed for holidays. To submit an application, each individual must meet all application requirements including currently living within the city limits of Douglas and fully vaccinated during the campaign period. Once the application is processed and approved, the resident will receive $200 for becoming fully vaccinated.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, an individual is considered fully vaccinated when they have received their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as of Pfizer or Moderna, or after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. For more information about COVID-19 vaccinations, contact Georgia Department of Public Health at 1-855-473-4374, or visit www.vaccines.gov.