The North Oaks Foundation, in partnership with the Enmon family of Ponchatoula and Jani-King Gulf Coast, is offering a $100 cash incentive to the first 100 people to register and receive the Pfizer two-dose COVID-19 vaccine through its “COVID 100” initiative.
Participants must self-schedule online at www.covid100.northoaks.org, or call (985) 230-SHOT  to receive the first dose of the vaccine Saturday, July 31, and the second dose on Saturday, Aug. 21, at North Oaks Immunization Clinic.
“COVID 100” is an effort that Ponchatoula businessman Tom Enmon hopes will catch on and help turn the tide of Louisiana and the Northshore’s low vaccination rate in the face of rising COVID-19 hospitalizations of unvaccinated individuals.
According to CDC and Louisiana Department of Health data, the state vaccination rate is the fifth lowest in the U.S. at 36.1%, with only about one-third of the Northshore region fully vaccinated and Tangipahoa Parish lagging behind as the least-vaccinated parish at 29.55%.
According to the CDC, 99.2% of all COVID-19 deaths are in unvaccinated people, meaning the available vaccines are very effective against the current COVID-19 variants, including Delta, which is the dominant strain in Louisiana.
The COVID 100 mass vaccination event will take place at North Oaks Immunization Clinic in Hammond. Appointments are required. First-dose appointments must be scheduled for Saturday, July 31, between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Registered participants will receive $50 cash immediately after receiving the first dose. Registered participants must return by appointment on Saturday, Aug. 21, to receive the remaining $50 cash of their incentive immediately after receiving their second dose of the vaccine.
The Immunization Clinic is located on the North Oaks Medical Center campus in Hammond. Enter the campus via Medical Arts Plaza Drive from Highway 51 Business/Veterans Boulevard.
Again participants must self-schedule online at www.covid100.northoaks.org, or call (985) 230-SHOT .