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People can get José Andrés restaurant gift card if vaccinated

Plus: County sponsors vaccine public service announcement contest; Health secretary says next vaccination phase will be harder

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People can get José Andrés restaurant gift card if vaccinated

Chef José Andrés is offering $50 gift cards to his Washington, D.C.-area restaurants for those who get vaccinations.

The Bethesda resident said that beginning May 8 until 70% of the U.S. is vaccinated, anyone newly vaccinated may get a $50 gift card. [Montgomery Community Media]

County sponsors vaccine public service announcement contest

Montgomery County middle and high school students are invited to produce video public service announcements to encourage youths to talk with their friends about the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

The “Take Your Shot” contest invites students to produce 30- to 45-second videos. [Montgomery County]

Health secretary says next vaccination phase will be harder

Maryland’s health secretary warned Monday that the next phase of the state’s coronavirus vaccination campaign will be costly and time-consuming, as officials work to reach people who have not yet agreed to get the shot.

“We’re nowhere near done and we’re going to remain focused on our ground game the next several months,” Secretary Dennis Schrader told state senators during a video briefing. [Baltimore Sun]

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