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The Polk County Health Department is trying to incentivize a healthier Polk County by offering free state fair food — like corn dogs, tenderloins, french fries and funnel cakes — in exchange for Polk County residents receiving their first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

On Tuesday, July 20, any resident receiving their first or second shot will receive free state fair food and two free tickets to the state fair. Residents 12 and older simply need to show up from 3-6 p.m. Those who accept the jab can choose two food items in addition to their tickets.


“Participants not only won’t go away hungry, they will also leave knowing they can safely visit this year’s Iowa State Fair in August and help us reach our goal of community immunity,” the department said.

Author: Jacob Hall


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