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  • Walgreens announced Tuesday customers who receive the vaccination at most of its locations will immediately receive $25 in store credit on their myWalgreens account.
  • Customers without a myWalgreens account can opt to receive a $25 Walgreens gift card following vaccination instead.
  • The offer comes as the Biden administration on Tuesday conceded it likely won’t hit its goal of getting 70 percent of American adults partially vaccinated by the Fourth of July.

Drugstore chain Walgreens is offering an incentive to encourage more Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine as demand has continued to lag in some parts of the country. 

Walgreens announced Tuesday customers who receive the vaccination at most of its locations will immediately receive $25 in store credit on their myWalgreens account. Customers without a myWalgreens account can opt to receive a $25 Walgreens gift card following vaccination instead.

Children ages 12-15 who get the shot are not eligible for the prize, but their parents or guardians can receive the gift card on their behalf. 

The offer, however, only lasts through June 26 and it's not available in Arkansas, New Jersey or New York. 

The drugstore has extended pharmacy hours at 4,000 of its locations on Fridays for the month of June to provide flexibility to customers for walk-in vaccinations. 


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“Walgreens is providing the added incentive to encourage more individuals to get a COVID-19 vaccine in support of President Biden’s National Month of Action,” Walgreens said in a statement. 

The offer comes as the Biden administration on Tuesday conceded it likely won’t hit its goal of getting 70 percent of American adults partially vaccinated by the Fourth of July. The White House is set to announce, however, that more than 70 percent of Americans 30 and older have received at least one dose. 

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 65 percent of adults have received at least one dose and 55 percent are fully vaccinated. 


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Published on Jun 22, 2021