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Colorado offering $100 Walmart gift cards to get COVID-19 vaccine

COLORADO (KRDO) -- As the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to sweep across Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis gave an update on the state's response to the coronavirus on Wednesday and announced a new incentive program to get vaccinated.

Gov. Polis says anyone who gets a vaccine at specific sites in the coming days can get a free $100 Walmart gift card. The specific sites can be found at this link or at the bottom of this article.

Gov. Polis gave updated COVID-19 numbers in his presser as well. There are currently 298 hospitalizations in state from COVID-19. From January to June, 95.7% of statewide hospitalizations have come from unvaccinated individuals.

Today, 71% of people in Colorado have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

The announcement came during a news conference Wednesday afternoon. Watch below:

Polis was also joined by Colorado Community College System Chancellor Joe Garcia, COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Manager Tara Trujillo, and Brittany Morris Saunders with Amazon. During the presser, the Colorado Community College System announced over 60 new scholarships courtesy of Amazon for Coloradans who get vaccinated.

List of vaccination sites to get a free $100 Walmart gift card:

Thursday, July 22

Boulder County
Caribou Room
55 Indian Peak Drive
Nederland, CO 80466

Arapahoe County
10400 E. Colfax Avenue 
Aurora, CO 80010

Alamosa County
Boyd Park
410 12th St. 
Alamosa, CO 81101

Alamosa County
Hooper Junction Store
11704 Hwy 17
Hooper, CO 81136

Larimer County
Walmart Supercenter
1325 Denver Ave. 
Loveland, CO 80537

Cañon City 
Cañon City HIgh School 
1313 College Ave
Cañon City, CO 81212

Pueblo County
Barkman Library 
1300 Jerry Murphy Rd. 
Pueblo, CO 81001

Delta County
Walmart Supercenter
37 Stafford Ln.
Delta, CO 81416

Denver County
Chambers Shopping Center
4840 Chambers Rd.
Denver, CO 80239

Denver County
St. Cajetan’s Church Community Center
4335 W. Byers Pl.
Denver, CO 80219

Friday, July 23

Weld County
3103 S. 23rd Ave.
Greeley, CO

Adams County
Mi Pueblo Market
6941 E. 80th Ave. 
Commerce City

Gilpin County
Monarch Casino
488 Main St. 
Black Hawk, CO 80422

Gilpin County
Z Casino
101 Gregory St. 
Black Hawk, CO

Alamosa County
Adams State University Student Union Building Parking Lot
208 Edgemont Blvd., 
Alamosa, CO 81101

Teller County
Farmer's Market
Corner of W South Ave & N Center St 
Woodland Park, CO 80863

Pueblo County
Rawlings Library
100 E Abriendo Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004

Delta County
Walmart Supercenter
37 Stafford Ln. 
Delta, CO 81416

Arapahoe County
La Plaza Parking Lot 
15200 E. Colfax Avenue
Aurora CO 80011    

Prowers County
1432 E Olive St.
Lamar, CO 81052

Saturday, July 24

Weld County
Arts Picnic Lincoln Park 
802 10th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631

Arapahoe County
Beauty Supply Warehouse 
13870 E. 6th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80011

Routt County
Steamboat Rodeo
401 Howelsen Pkwy
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Costilla County
Santiago y Santa Ana Festival
Corner of 5th and Main Street
San Luis, Colorado 81152

Logan County
Old Sykes Building 
NE Public Health Dept  
777 4th St
Sterling, CO 80751

Teller County
Cripple Creek Medical Center
1101 County Rd 1
Cripple Creek, 80813

Montrose County
Walmart Supercenter 
16750 S. Townsend Ave
Montrose, CO 81401

Jefferson County
8444 S. Kipling Pkwy
Littleton, CO 80127

El Paso County
2354 S. Academy Blvd. 
Colorado Springs, CO  80909

Denver County
United Church of Montbello
4879 Crown Blvd 
Denver, CO 80239

Adams County
Dayton Opportunity Center
1445 Dayton St.
Aurora, CO 80010

Sunday, July 25

Weld County
Arts Picnic Lincoln Park 
802 10th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631

Arapahoe County
Latin Fashion Week Colorado 
2430 South Havana St. 
Aurora, CO 80014

Routt County
Steamboat Community Center
1605 Lincoln Ave 
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Huerfano County
La Veta High School
126 East Garland St
La Veta, CO 81055

Huerfano County
Lathrop Park
70 CO Rd 502
Walsenburg, CO 81089

Morgan County
Brush Rodeo
228 W. Railroad Ave.
Ft. Morgan, CO  80701

El Paso County
Springs Rescue Missions
5 W. Las Vegas St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Mesa County
St. Joe’s
230 N. 3rd St. 
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Adams County
H Mart
5036 W. 92nd Ave
Westminster, CO 80031

Denver County
Levitt Pavillion-Ruby Hill Park
1380 W. Florida Ave
Denver, CO 80223

Montrose County
16750 S Townsend Ave 
Montrose, CO 81401

Adams County
Adelante Community Development Flea Market
7007 E. 88th Ave
Henderson, CO 80640

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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  1. Sounds like a slippery slope, what next the radical marists Democrats will offer gift cards to those who vote for marxist Democrat candidates. The potential abuse is endless.

    1. Why are you so obsessed with what you claim to be Marxists?
      So you even know what Marxism really is, or do you just think you do?

      1. If you knew what Marxism was and knew how many Marxist Democrats now occupy our government you would not even be asking that question.

        1. If you’d ever lived in a country actually run by Marxists, you wouldn’t be so glib about your use of the word here.

          1. It is the history and lessons from countries that have and are suffering under communism that has shown me it is a system of government to be never allowed in America.

          2. You’re right about that. What you’re missing is that just about all Americans agree with you, including Democrats. Democrats and Marxism have nothing to do with each other. You’re mixing up your terminology and confusing your own views.

  2. Wunderbar ! Get one and use it in 2023 to pay for lots and lots of plastic bag FEES

  3. What they should be offering is free $1 million life insurance policies so that if you are one of the unlucky people to suffer death or disability from the shots – like tens of thousands of people already have – then you can leave something behind for the loved ones you were trying to protect. After all, the shot is “safe”, right?

    1. Your numbers are plain wrong. There are not tens of thousands of people worldwide who have suffered or died from the shots. There are very few who have actually suffered any long term effects, although there are many who made unsubstantiated claims.
      Perhaps you’re getting mixed up with all the people who have been disabled by the Covid infection itself.

      1. Would you be willing to take Zantac now that we know it can cause cancer? What do you know about a vaccine that was developed in 9 days? Yes, 9 days.

        1. The active ingredient of Zantac (ranitidine) doesn’t cause cancer. Impurities in the manufacturing process are what caused the possibility of carcinogenic material (NDMA) to be introduced into their products. And studies have shown that the incidence of cancers in people who took alternatives to ranitidine is higher than those who took Zantac. So it’s the old thing of balancing the benefits against the risks.

      2. the CDC has posted stats reflecting approximately 4000 + people have actually died from the vaccines. Many more have been previously been injured. However, the CDC’s position seems to be- well you can report this to us but we are not going to take you very seriously.
        No legal liability for any aftermath. So does anyone care?

        1. I believe your number is how many people have been REPORTED to have died after being vaccinated. Those are put into the VAERS database by anyone at all, but are not verified by any authority, CDC included. Many of them died of natural causes, and it happened to be after they were vaccinated. Believe what you will, but they’re NOT how many people died from being vaccinated.

          1. There are more than 12 thousand died form recently taking the vaccine. The numbers are from CDC. That’s less than 1%. Now, you go tell the families of the 12,000, their family members don’t matter.

          2. Your 12 thousand number is not real.
            And in any case, don’t forget the 600,000 who died from not being vaccinated.

          3. I think perhaps your number may be related to people who died from Covid DESPITE being vaccinated. Vaccinations are not a 100% guarantee of anything. Their efficacy is estimated to be around 95%, so 1 in 20 people will still become infected, and be capable of infecting others, and some proportion of them will still die of Covid.

      3. Perhaps your data is skewed and of course anyone…I mean anyone who would say you are wrong is held to your higher standards and data. Show “real data” not what you claim is “real data”. Oh that’s right because there is no “real data” available! Maybe you are a bit mixed up and won’t admit to it? Peace!

    2. $75 of that $100 will likely end up in China if you buy products from Walmart.

    3. The lack of critical thinking here would be amusing if it wasn’t so deadly dangerous.
      – – – –
      Haven’t you heard? Even Sean Hannity is now promoting getting vaccinated! He’s says he’s been saying it all along. Ha. I wonder what changed his mind? Could it be that 95% of all COVID deaths are now among the UNVACCINATED? (Read REPUBLICANS.) More than 4,000 in a day.
      – – – –
      And if you haven’t heard this story, try googling, “‘I’m sorry, but it’s too late’: Alabama doctor says dying COVID patients beg for vaccine.”

      1. Funny you make the vaccine about politics. I am not a republican and I have not need for the shot as do many people I know, who are also not republicans. A lot of us just can’t justify the risks vs reward. I care about what I put in my body. I already had covid and so I have natural antibodies.

        1. You’re correct that if you have been infected, you have antibodies. However, studies seem to indicate that the vaccine is more effective in preventing future infections than a prior infection, although no one is sure why. But even Trump got vaccinated after his bout of Covid, so he apparently believed it.

      2. sumdaze, I too represent myself as a independent because I do critically think. I also do not agree with the vaccination mainly because of the legality of the EUA, for more please read below.
        Simple point of facts,
        If it’s safe, why has the FDA still NOT approved any of the vaccines?
        If it’s safe, why are the vaccines still on EUA authorization?
        If it’s safe, why is the entire medical industry be granted federal “immunity from liability” for their unapproved vaccine?

        1. My decision isn’t based around politics regarding this topic. It is based around the legality, the granted immunity against legal countersuits, and the science. If Big Pharma and the feds want to sell this to the people, why are they so worried about their financial @ssets if these vaccines are, in fact, safe?

        2. Big pharma has been granted immunity from being sued for death or injuries from any vaccine. There is a government program called The national vaccine injury compensation program that will pay for injuries or death from vaccines, funded by taxpayers. So there’s nothing but upside for big pharma, they have nothing to lose financially from being sued.

        3. The FDA approval process simply takes time. It wasn’t intended to be quick.

  4. “El Paso County
    2354 S. Academy Blvd.
    Colorado Springs, CO 80909
    That address comes up as a barber shop. Is that really where they’re doing vaccinations?

    1. The Walmart that is close is a Walmart Marketplace……. 1622 S. Academy.
      I was wondering the same thing

      1. they are giving Covid shots at that pharmacy.
        Call them ad ask if they are giving away the gift cards- pharmacy number is:

  5. When is our f’d up government going to stop pushing a vaccine on those who don’t want an untested product in their body? This is still not approved by the FDA and since its been out I have had a family member take it and now has serious side affects. Stop being sheep, stop asking if I have been vaccinated and stop trying to push something on me I don’t want until it has been tested fully.

    1. Our government will likely continue to encourage vaccines against a deadly virus as long as there is a threat to the health of the citizens it represents. We are privileged.
      Millions of people in other countries have no access to the vaccines you turn your nose up to, dying and becoming very ill, while we have free access.
      But we’ve got freedumb.

    2. Intelligent people get vaccinated. Sheep just follow the person in front, whether they’re right or wrong. And they’re too scared to trust experts and to understand the benefits vs. possible side effects.

  6. “There is no FDA-approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19”
    “The FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Janssen, Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).”

    1. “What is an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)?
      An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) is a mechanism to facilitate the availability and use of medical countermeasures, including vaccines, during public health emergencies, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. Under an EUA, FDA may allow the use of unapproved medical products, or unapproved uses of approved medical products in an emergency to diagnose, treat, or prevent serious or life-threatening diseases or conditions when certain statutory criteria have been met, including that there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives. Taking into consideration input from the FDA, manufacturers decide whether and when to submit an EUA request to FDA.
      Once submitted, FDA will evaluate an EUA request and determine whether the relevant statutory criteria are met, taking into account the totality of the scientific evidence about the vaccine that is available to FDA.”

        1. Want the remaining people to take the shot? Have the FDA and CDC lift the “immunity from liability” from the companies, doctors, hospitals, and medical industry that made the vaccine(s).
          Why would anyone take a vaccine that our own Federal Government agencies admit they are NOT approved without having a qualified immunity from their legal liability of a vaccine that is being injected into your body?
          Would you buy tainted meat from a grocery store if you knew that it could make you sick? And if you did become sick there was no legal recourse you could take because the store and everyone that supplied that tainted meat was provided “immunity of liability”.

      1. does this include a prophylactic treatment? It’s turning into that.
        I am saying this because these injections do not prevent you from getting the target virus or from spreading it. It will NEVER go away if people are always able to catch and transmit it? THAT kind of situation is what will produce a much different darker variant.
        It has to be disabled in the body before they can use your resources* to shower and spread. I was born in the late ’50s and I have still never gotten measles mumps, rubella, polio, smallpox..THAT’s a VACCINE.

        1. Let’s try this again. NO VACCINE IS 100% EFFECTIVE. The “old vaccines” you keep talking about appeared to work better because the viruses they targeted were less virulent. But being vaccinated significantly reduces your chances of (a) becoming infected by the virus, and (b) of spreading it, or (c) dying from it. FAR better odds (typically by about 20 to 1 on each count) than not being vaccinated.

  7. I’m waiting for the state to offer something better….just kidding, I’m still not going to get it.

      1. From the Novavax website:
        “Novavax scientists accelerate the development of new and promising vaccines by building on years of study and experience…”
        But everyone complains about the other vaccines being developed under accelerated schedules. And those developers also built on years of study and experience, far more so than the Novovax people when you measure their experience with developing those vaccines.
        So what’s the big difference?

        1. no mrna, no live or attenuated viruses, adenoviruses.
          just a COPY of the spike protein.

          1. As long as sufficient copies of the spike protein are injected, the vaccine should work fine. Although it may surprise you to find out how they manufacture those copies of the spike protein, and how they boost them with additives designed to stimulate the body’s natural functions. And of course, they have very little data so far about the efficacy against the Delta variant, which is quickly becoming the primary infectious variant in our country. Hopefully it will work as well as the others, then people who won’t take the other vaccines will eventually be vaccinated. Better late then never, although some researchers are now indicating we missed the boat with the small number of people vaccinated, so Covid may stay with us and resurface as new variants arise, rather like influenza does, except it will still be potentially far more dangerous.

  8. What has the last 14 months taught us? The data from the last 14 months was, is, and will forever remain the data (until “adjusted”).
    That means:
    (1) we have known who the targets are — very elderly and those with multiple risk factors;
    (2) we have known who the targets aren’t — healthy people under 65, especially children;
    (3) we have played “lock down” and dutifully masked, distanced, and sanitized everything around us;
    (4) we have closed universities, schools, factories, businesses, restaurants, hotels, killed the cruise industry, annihilated air travel, and the virus has responded in kind … it mutated;
    (5) we have cobbled together at warp speed emergency “vaccines” and are trying to jab anyone and everyone — but in light of number 2 above, WHY are we even suggesting anyone healthy and under 65 participate;
    (6) as a result of 3 & 4 above, what will we do with the further mutations that will be the virus’ response to the jabs; and
    (7) this would seem to now be endemic, and will be joining the regular fall/winter flu & cold line up’s, which would be borne out by annual tinkering with follow-on jabs.
    This isn’t a pandemic!!! There is only death in a pandemic: no haircuts, no lunches or dinners out in restaurants, no shopping, no travel …. only death. The only things out of control are: “experts,” “leaders,” most media, common sense, misinformation, and fear.
    How do you know it is wide spread? Is everyone being screened for variants? If they were screened were they asymptomatic or symptomatic? What were the symptoms of those with a variant? Did they have the vaccine? Did patients show signs of exaggerated immune response? What is the mortality and recovery rate?
    Show me the research data or peer review published in a medical journal; otherwise, it is just Media Hype. MSM reporting on medical concerns does not count in my view.
    I will not live my life in fear. For me…just like others it’s just a “jab”. And watch closely now…here comes RealityCheck…please…please…continue to bless us with your presence and your increasingly superior knowledge of all things regarding this “scamdemic”. Thank you!

    1. Ever since the “Science” contradicts their narrative they stop using “Science” and are now into bribing and social pressure to be a good citizen or as Biden puts it, “Just go get the shot otherwise you ki l l ing people”
      I am still waiting for the PSA, “Talk to your doctor to see if the vaccines is right for you.” I did and he said no.

  9. How did deaths from other causes compare to 2019?
    COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in 2020, after heart disease and cancer. According to the CDC data, heart disease killed 705,000 people in 2020, cancer killed 609,000, and COVID-19 killed 356,000. Accounting for the change in population, both cancer and heart disease deaths were higher in 2020 than 2019.
    Weekly flu and pneumonia deaths were higher at the beginning of the year during the end of the 2019-20 flu season, though flu deaths were not nearly as high as the 2017-18 season, when an estimated 61,000 died of the flu alone. For comparison, the CDC estimates that 34,000 died in the 2018-19 flu season, and 22,000 died in the 2019-20 season.

  10. So throw the 600,000 deaths from COVID around a bit. Even the 356,000 seems and probably is a bit skewed.

    1. The part they are avoiding now also is…… In most states the median age of death from COVID is greater then the life expectancy for that state. So most of the deaths are old people. The rest are immune compromised or were suffering from another condition that had them circling the drain already.
      PLUS they have already come out and said the covid death count is wrong and actual deaths attributed to just covid are 1/2 or less than what they have counted.

      1. Most of the deaths now are from younger people. The older ones have been vaccinated, while more of the younger ones have not.
        Everyone once again seems to be quoting “they” without defining who “they” are. If you’re quoting from the VAERS database, then you’re quoting known false data. Unknown sources don’t mean anything.

  11. People that chose not to get vaccinated don’t care who gets the shot. It’s called freedom of choice. People who gets vaccinated insist others get the shot….we’re seeing the first side effects of the vaccine.

  12. Wow! That’s a lot of dough. I wonder how many people will get more than one shot by visiting different Walmarts?

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