AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is offering $75 gift cards to people who receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot.

DPH is sponsoring a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Monday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bangs Community Center located at 70 Boltwood Walk in Amherst for both primary vaccine and boosters for residents 6 months or older.

The town of Amherst worked together with the Massachusetts Vaccine Equity Initiative to host the clinic. Many people went out and got the COVID-19 shot or a booster, especially now that the holidays are upon us.

22News spoke with Amesbury resident Ellie Costello, about the importance of receiving the vaccine ahead of the holiday season, “COVID is still around. I mean, it’s the time of year that it’s cold, everyone is gathering indoors. You know you have the whole family there. People are of all age groups. It’s just a good idea to get protected. You don’t want anyone to get sick right around the holidays. It’s better to just protect everyone and other people’s families too. Like it’s not just yours.”

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The $75 gift card incentive will be offered at select clinics to any Massachusetts resident who receives a vaccine or booster at the clinic. No ID or proof of health insurance is required, and the incentives will be available as long as supplies last.