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COVID-19 pop-up clinics scheduled, vaccine sweepstakes continues

COVID-19 pop-up clinics scheduled, vaccine sweepstakes continues

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Three pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held this week in Butte-Silver Bow. All vaccine models — Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson — will be available at all clinics.

The week’s first clinic will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, at the Legion Oasis Apartments, 3400 Hill Ave. The second clinic will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Butte Civic Center lobby. And the third clinic will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the Music on Main event, 100 block of North Main Street. Those ages 12 and up are eligible for the vaccines. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

In addition to the pop-up clinics, vaccines may be obtained at a variety of area pharmacies. More information is available at https://www.vaccines.gov.

Butte-Silver Bow residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are automatically entered into Butte-Silver Bow’s COVID-19 Vaccine Sweepstakes, which weekly is awarding two $10,000 prizes and three $5,000 prizes. Those fully vaccinated prior to May 27 are eligible for the two $10,000 awards. Those fully vaccinated on May 27 or after are eligible for the two $10,000 awards and the three $5,000 awards.

The first five sweepstakes winners were announced last week, with Ina Fox and Mark Bleken bringing home $10,000, and LaDonna Black, Emily Loos and Toby Richards winning $5,000 each.

In the sweepstakes, five names are randomly drawn each Monday in a system designed and developed by Montana Technological University computer science faculty members. Those five winners are then contacted to ensure they agree to having their names publicly announced as winners. Weekly on Thursdays, through Sept. 30, the names of the winners will be announced.

Butte-Silver Bow remains at No. 2 in the state in regard to COVID-19 vaccination rates, with 16,993 residents — or 56 percent of the county’s eligible population — fully vaccinated. Missoula County stands at No. 1, with 59 percent of its eligible population vaccinated.

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