Fort Berthold College Offers Incentive for Virus Shots

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — A college on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation is offering an incentive for students to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College in New Town announced that students who can verify they are fully vaccinated will receive $500. The shots must be completed by Nov. 4.

“We are seeing a resurgence in the number of positive (COVID-19) cases in the Fort Berthold area and across the state of North Dakota and determined it was time to act,” said Twyla Baker, NHSC president. “The financial incentive rewards those who have prioritized their health and the health of others. It is also meant to motivate those who have not yet been vaccinated, to act.”

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