Beginning on August 23, Albany County residents 12 and older can pre-register to win prizes of up to $2,500 for receiving and reporting their COVID-19 vaccination.

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Every Monday from September 6 – October 4, there will be a weekly cash drawing, and entries are open to residents who have received their first vaccine. This community vaccine push celebrates those who have already received their full COVID-19 vaccination as well as thanking those who are choosing to take their shot now.

The full course of vaccination is required in order to redeem prizes, winners will be required to show proof of vaccination. Prizewinners will be announced on social media every Friday following weekly drawings.


  • $1,000 cash (Weekly raffle Sept. 6 – Oct. 4).
  • $25 Gift cards per shot given (up to $50, while supplies last).
  • Grand Prizes (Drawn on Oct. 11)
    • $2,500 Cash Prize
    • Homecoming Package: UW homecoming tickets, Visit Laramie SWAG Bag
    • STAY-cation Package: Airbnb Weekend Retreat, downtown gift cards
    • Recreation Package: Rec Center Passes, Pilot Hill SWAG, downtown gift cards
    • There will be more prizes to be decided.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.