DeKalb offers $100 for vaccinations at Stonecrest Mall on Oct. 2

The DeKalb County Board of Health received 2,500 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and began vaccination of Board of Health frontline workers on Dec. 31, 2020 to be followed by long-term care facility residents and staff, and EMS personnel. Photo by Dean Hesse.

This story has been updated.

Decatur, GA — DeKalb County will give a $100 prepaid debit card to everyone who receives a COVID-19 vaccination on Saturday, Oct. 2, a press release said.

From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., DeKalb County Board of Health, Emory Healthcare and DeKalb County Fire Rescue will administer 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 will offer free COVID-19 tests.

The event will feature guest appearances by actor and comedian Chris Tucker and renowned gospel singer Dottie Peoples.

“COVID-19 has impacted lives globally and The Chris Tucker Foundation is proud to partner with DeKalb County and DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond in driving awareness and increasing access to vaccinations and information to combat this pandemic,” Tucker said. “Being from Decatur, I am personally invested in seeing DeKalb County thrive in every way possible. We are at a critical place in our fight against COVID-19, and I’m excited to do my part in advancing the efforts in DeKalb County.”

Persons will be able to remain in their vehicles when receiving vaccinations, and walk-ups are welcome.

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 Johnson & Johnson, Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.

Additionally, those who are eligible and have completed their primary Pfizer vaccine series can receive a booster shot at this event. Booster shots have not been approved at this time for those who received the Johnson & Johnson or Moderna vaccine.

As of Sept. 28 in DeKalb County, 379,696 residents, or 51 percent, are fully vaccinated, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.

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