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City of Bozeman Launches Raffle Incentive Program To Encourage Vaccinations

Hands holding a COVID-19 vaccination record card
Jernej Fuhrman
A COVID-19 vaccination record card.

As COVID cases continue to climb, the city of Bozeman is launching an incentive program this week to encourage more residents to get vaccinated. Gallatin County has been in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s high transmission category for COVID cases since early August.

According to a city of Bozeman press release, those who decide to get the vaccine up until November 15 can apply to receive a $25 Visa gift card and will be entered into a raffle for a $1,000 card.

While the program is primarily geared towards unvaccinated individuals, it also allows those who have already received the vaccine to enter into the raffle. Individuals must show proof of residency in the form of a piece of mail and a vaccination card to the city’s finance department.

Just under 60% of eligible Gallatin County residents have received the vaccine, according to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.

The Bozeman program is being funded by federal COVID relief dollars. Vaccines are available at sites around Gallatin County.

More information on locations is available at

Olivia Weitz covers Bozeman and surrounding communities in Southwest Montana for Yellowstone Public Radio. She has reported for Northwest News Network and Boise State Public Radio and previously worked at a daily print newspaper. She is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and the Transom Story Workshop.