FORSYTH, Ill (WAND) – An anonymous donor and local pharmacy are teaming up to try and boost lagging COVID vaccination rates in Macon County.

Every Friday in August, drug stores owned by the Colee family will be providing $50 worth of gift certificates to people who get vaccinated on those days. The gift certificates can be used at Colee’s Corner Drugs in Forsyth and in Decatur at Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy and Colee’s Community Pharmacy at Crossing Healthcare.

On Friday, Aug. 6, 20 vaccinations will be offered at Colee’s Corner Drugs.  On Friday, Aug. 13 and 27, vaccinations will be offered at Colee’s Community Pharmacy. Vaccinations are free.

People receiving the one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will receive a $50 gift certificate. Those receiving the Moderna vaccine will get a $25 gift certificate after the first dose and a second $25 gift certificate after the second dose. No appointment is necessary. Just go in 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on the designated days.

For more information, call Lauren Young at 217-429-5165.

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