FOLEY -- A parade, a medallion hunt, live music, and a COVID-19 shot. What else could you ask for at the 2021 Foley Fun Days celebration?

The Benton County Health Department has teamed up with UCare to offer free COVID-19 vaccines tomorrow afternoon at the Foley Fun Days celebration. The UCare vaccine bus will be open for you today from 3 pm to 6 pm, parked at the north end of the county garage, right off Highway 23, across from the Benton County Sheriff’s office.

The vaccine is free, no insurance required, and we will be accepting walk up appointments. Parking will be available while getting vaccinated. We'll be administering the Pfizer vaccine, so all 12+ are welcome. Second doses will be provided on July 14th.

But Wait, There's More

When you're vaccinated by the Benton County Health Department at Foley Fun Days, you can choose one of the following rewards from the Mall of America in Bloomington:

  • 6 point ride pass at Nickelodeon Universe.
  • Medium popcorn from B&B Theaters.
  • MOA 2021 coupon book.
  • Buy 1 get 1 pizza from The Fair on 4.

The State of Minnesota's 'Your Shot to Summer' vaccine incentive program applies to Minnesotans who get a shot in June, so if you get a vaccine dose in Foley today, you'll also be able to pick from one of these spiffy rewards:

  • Great Lakes Aquarium Pass
  • MOA Nickelodeon Universe Pass
  • Minnesota Fishing License
  • Minnesota State Parks Vehicle Permit
  • Minnesota Zoo Admission
  • Northwoods League Baseball Tickets
  • Minnesota State Fair Tickets
  • Valleyfair Single-Day Admission
  • $25 Visa Gift Card
Benton County Health Dept.
Benton County Health Dept.

Minnesota's Fully Vaccinated Rate by County (as of 6/22/21)

  • Benton County: 34%
  • Mille Lacs County: 43%
  • Morrison County: 35%
  • Sherburne County: 34%
  • Stearns County: 37%
  • Wright County: 40%
  • Minnesota Total: 48%

The Foley Fun Days parade starts at 6:30 tomorrow (6/23) night. We'll see you there.

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