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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2021
DeKalb Offers $100 for Vaccinations at Stonecrest Mall on Saturday, Aug. 28
Gospel singer Dottie Peoples and NBA legend Dikembe Motumbo to appear
DECATUR, Ga.— DeKalb County will give a $100 prepaid debit card to everyone who receives a COVID-19 vaccination on Saturday, Aug. 28.
The vaccination event will feature guest appearances by renowned gospel singer Dottie Peoples, NBA legend Dikembe Motumbo, trumpeter extraordinaire Milkshake Mayfield, and award-winning gospel radio host Larry Tinsley.
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., DeKalb County Board of Health 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.
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 Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.
As of Aug. 25 in DeKalb County, 353,511 residents, or 47 percent, are fully vaccinated, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health.