Thursday, August 5, 2021

Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly on Thursday announced the Vax 4 Cash Sweepstakes, a weekly $1,000 drawing that is open to all fully vaccinated Hamilton County residents. 

In partnership with the city, Chattanooga Chamber Foundation, CARTA, American Airlines and others, the first drawing will kick off on Aug. 19, and a random winner will be drawn each week thereafter.

“Far and away the most efficient way to emerge from this pandemic is for at least 70 percent of our population to get vaccinated,” said Mayor Kelly. “And that’s not just the opinion of our health experts here in Chattanooga and across the country, that’s common sense that dates back to the first smallpox vaccine in 1796. That’s why we’re taking this definitive step in the fight against the pandemic.”