Santiam Hospital sweetens Covid vaccine deal with $500 Visa gift card sweepstakes

Syringes of the Pfizer vaccine during a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Getting a Covid vaccine at Santiam Hospital now comes with an extra reward – a chance at winning a $500 Visa gift card.

The hospital announced Tuesday it would hold a drawing for 10 winners who have gotten at least one Covid vaccine there by July 4. The drawing will include anyone 12 and older vaccinated at Santiam Hospital since they began offering Covid vaccines last December.

Winners will be drawn on July 12.

Santiam Hospital offers free, walk-in vaccines Monday through Friday from 2-5 p.m. at the Freres Auditorium, which is part of the main hospital building at 1401 N 10th Ave in Stayton. Patients can also make vaccination appointments through their primary care providers.

Hospital spokeswoman Lauren Benjamin said Santiam is currently administering between 100 and 200 Covid vaccines daily. They have both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines available, she said.

-Rachel Alexander