New Hanover County, Bigg B host ‘Vax and Snax Block Party’ Saturday to encourage Covid-19 vaccinations

NEW HANOVER COUNTY –– Along with Bigg B from Coast radio station, New Hanover County is hosting a “Vax and Snax Block Party” this Saturday to encourage unvaccinated members of the community to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Health and Human Services building, located at 1650 Greenfield St.

There will be free shots of Pfizer (approved for ages 12 and up) and the Johnson and Johnson (approved for ages 18 and up). Medical experts will be answering vaccine-related questions.

Food trucks Donut Bus, Dream Solution, Soulful Twist and Trolley Stop will be on site.

N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday adults who are vaccinated after June 10 will have their name entered twice into a $1 million cash lottery. North Carolinians who are already vaccinated were automatically entered once into the lottery.

Teenagers ages 12 to 17 who get a Covid-19 vaccine will have a chance at a $125,000 college scholarship.

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