DeKalb County vaccinates 1,600 at Stonecrest Mall

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DeKalb County, GA — The lure of $100 pre-paid debit cards brought 1,600 people to Stone Crest Mall on Saturday, Aug. 28, for a DeKalb County vaccination event.

Here’s the full press release from DeKalb County:

DECATUR, Ga.—DeKalb County has closed the lines for those getting COVID-19 vaccinations today at Stonecrest Mall.

The vaccination event has featured guest appearances by renowned gospel singer Dottie Peoples, NBA legend Dikembe Motumbo, trumpeter extraordinaire Milkshake Mayfield, and award-winning gospel radio host Larry Tinsley.

The vaccination event began at 8 a.m. and county officials had planned to end at 1 p.m.

DeKalb County Board of Health and DeKalb County Fire Rescue are administering voluntary COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone 12 years of age and older at The Mall at Stonecrest, 2929 Turner Hill Rd., Stonecrest, GA 30038. All persons receiving a vaccination also will receive a $100 prepaid debit card.

MedCura Health also is offering free COVID-19 tests.

COVID-19 vaccinations are free, however participants are asked to bring insurance information and a photo identification, if available. While participants will not be billed, an administration fee may be applied for Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance.

Everyone will have a choice of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines and also can receive their second dose, with proper documentation of the first dose.

DeKalb County Commissioners Mereda Davis Johnson and Larry Johnson are distributing free school uniforms during the event.

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