Fort Wayne Community Schools is offering students a chance to win $500 if they get both their doses of the COVID-19 vaccination at SuperShots by the beginning of August.
SuperShots is offering the vaccination at their clinic, 1515 Hobson Road. Those who have received the vaccine prior to June 11 are also eligible to win, according to a press release issued Thursday by FWCS.
One $500 prize will be awarded to a student at each of the district’s high schools--North Side, South Side, Wayne, Snider and Northrup.
“We want students to start the next school year protected from all vaccine-preventable diseases,” said Connie Heflin, Executive Director of Super Shot.
“We are concerned because there has been a great downturn in adolescent immunizations over the past year, and we hope this will encourage families to make getting caught up on vaccines a priority. Super Shot is able to provide the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as well as all recommended immunizations when a student comes to our clinic.”
Students who receive their vaccinations at SuperShot will be registered to win, but the first shot must be received by July 16 in order to meet the deadline of Aug. 6 for both shots.
“We are committed to increasing access to health and wellness services for our students,” said Mary Hess, FWCS Director of Health and Wellness. “FWCS appreciates Super Shot’s partnership in ensuring all of our students have access to required vaccinations as well as the COVID-19 vaccine.”
Accordin to the press release, walk-ins are welcome at the Super Shot clinic, as are appointments. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (260) 424-7468 or at www.SuperShot.org.
Hours are Tuesday-Friday 2-6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Students must show a valid school ID, and those younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult with valid identification.
Insurance is not required, but if a student is covered, health insurance information must be provided.