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Hattiesburg Clinic and Forrest Health Team Up for $2,500 Vaccination Incentive Giveaway

Bryan N. Batson, MD, CEO, and Steven E. Farrell, MD, recently sat down with WDAM and the Pine Belt News to discuss the Vaccination Appreciation Giveaway, what the giveaway entails, and the motivation behind the idea.

Hattiesburg Clinic and Forrest Health are partnering to offer $2,500 to six randomly selected winners for having received their vaccination. Two winners will be chosen from the community, two from the Hattiesburg Clinic staff, and two from the Forrest Health staff. In the interview, Batson highlighted the main reasons for this giveaway.

“It’s really two things – the first was to say thank you to members of the community and our staff who have already been vaccinated, and who are helping in the fight against this pandemic by getting vaccinated,” said Dr. Bryan Batson, CEO of Hattiesburg Clinic. “The second [priority] was to encourage those who are planning to get vaccinated, or considering getting vaccinated, to go ahead and do it.”

The giveaway is open to anyone age 18 and older who has been vaccinated at a Hattiesburg Clinic or Forrest Health location, including the C.E. Roy Community Center and William Carey University Student Health. Six winners will be chosen during the week of August 8; anyone vaccinated by that time will be automatically eligible.

For anyone not yet vaccinated, there is still time.

“There are lots of [vaccination] slots available through the Hattiesburg facilities, the Forrest General facilities, through Healthworks,” Batson said. “People can book an appointment through Iris for the Healthworks Immunization Clinic; they can call (601) 261-1620 to book an appointment. So, there’s lots of opportunities for people to get vaccinated between now and August 8 to be eligible for one of these prizes.”

To read the complete interview with the Pine Belt News, click here.

To view the complete story on WDAM, click here.

Keenon Walker


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