Shots for Swag

Registered Nurses Kate Finnegan, left, and JoAnne Scott, right, help Barbara Wogoman and Alyssa Eaton through the vaccination process in March.

Do you know what swag stands for? Stuff we all get.

The Teton County Health Department wants the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to be the stuff we all get, and valley businesses have donated a pile of goodies for a raffle as well.

Anyone who has been inoculated against COVID-19 can enter drawings for weekly prizes including shirts, hats, outerwear, raft trips, home accessories and gift cards for restaurants, retail stores or local services.

Visit to sign up.

Drawings will start the week of June 14 and continue weekly until the grand prize drawing the week of July 26.

The push is part of the health department’s goal to get Teton County’s vaccination rate up to 80% by the end of July.

“We want people to get back to the activities that they love while protecting their friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors by being vaccinated against COVID-19,” Teton Health Director Jodie Pond said in a release. “We hope many in our community will get vaccinated and sign up for a chance to win great prizes.”

Many people aren’t able to be vaccinated against COVID-19 because of age or health conditions, so health officials urge others to be vaccinated to help reduce or eliminate the spread of the virus to the community’s most vulnerable.

Contact Johanna Love at 732-7071 or

Johanna Love steers the newsroom as editor. Her time off is occupied by kid, dog, biking, camping and art. She loves to hear from readers with story tips, kudos, criticism and questions.

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