DALLAS — Dallas ISD is offering a one-time $50 vaccination incentive to students ages 12 and older who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The incentive will be distributed in the form of a gift card. To receive the incentive, parents or guardians of students who are at least 18 must fill out the proof of vaccination form and submit a copy of the student's COVID vaccination card, IMMTrac2 printout or written confirmation from a medical provider by Nov. 15.
Once proof of vaccination is submitted, the forms will be processed, and parents and students will be notified when and where the gift cards will be available to be picked up.
The announcement of the student vaccination incentive comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Dallas County Health officials have raised the COVID-19 alert to level red and reported that hospitalizations are rising at the fastest rate since the pandemic began, among all age groups, including children.
Participation in the incentive is entirely voluntary and based on the personal preferences of students and their families. The information provided will help the district determine how many students who are eligible have been fully vaccinated and facilitate the contact tracing and quarantine processes, which are different depending on vaccination status.