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Gov. Walz to give new vaccine recipients $100

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Tim Walz says Minnesota will join in the Biden administration's plan to provide $100 incentives to residents who get COVID-19 vaccinations by mid-August.

President Joe Biden announced the rewards as part of sweeping new pandemic requirements for millions of federal workers as he denounced an "American tragedy" of rising-yet-preventable deaths among unvaccinated people.

Starting Friday, unvaccinated Minnesotans 12 and older who get their first shot by Aug. 15 will get a $100 Visa gift card to spend however they choose.

All Minnesotans qualify for free COVID-19 shots through health care providers, pharmacies and other sources.

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