City of Bethel offers gift cards to those who get COVID-19 Vaccine

by John Sargent

The City of Bethel and Bethel Family Clinic (BFC) are distributing $100 local grocery store gift cards to those who get their first COVID-19 vaccine on or after June 14, 2021. The Bethel Family Clinic plans to administer vaccines to walk-ups at each summer Saturday Market at the Bethel Cultural Center:

Saturday, June 19, 2021 > 10 am to 2 pm

Saturday, July 17, 2021 > 10 am to 2 pm

Saturday, August 21, 2021 > 10 am to 2 pm

Clinic staff members will give out a $100 gift card immediately after the first shot. Call the Bethel Family Clinic at 543-3773 (press 1) to schedule an appointment for other dates and times.

The Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation continues to administer COVID-19 vaccines. Call 543-6949 to make an appointment. After you get vaccinated at YKHC, bring your vaccination card to the City of Bethel Utilities Office on the first floor of the City Shop at 1155 Ridgecrest Drive to get the $100 gift card. The date of vaccine written on the card must be dated June 14, 2021 or later to qualify.

Funding for the program comes from the Alaska Chamber of Commerce that obtained a grant from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. This COVID-19 vaccination incentive program is designed to reach the 30% of Alaskans who intend to get vaccinated, but have yet to make an appointment and get it done. Only those who live in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region are eligible and only those who get their first shot on or after June 14, 2021 are eligible for one gift card.

Gift cards provided by Corina’s Caselot, Swanson’s Grocery, and Alaska Commercial Company.