As of today, unvaccinated in NYC receive $100 with first vaccine shot

https://patch.com/new-york/upper-west-side-nyc/s/hp280/get-100-for-1st-covid-vaccine-shot-de-blasio-tells-unvaccinated?

Get $100 For 1st COVID Vaccine Shot, De Blasio Tells Unvaccinated

A new incentive offers $100 to New Yorkers who get their first coronavirus vaccine dose at city-run sites starting Friday.

Matt Troutman's profile pictureMatt Troutman, Patch StaffVerified Patch Staff BadgePosted Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 11:18 am ET
A city-operated mobile pharmacy advertises the COVID-19 vaccine in a neighborhood near Brighton Beach on July 26.
A city-operated mobile pharmacy advertises the COVID-19 vaccine in a neighborhood near Brighton Beach on July 26. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY — Unvaccinated New Yorkers have a chance to get some cold hard cash — and safe, proven protection against the coronavirus.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that the city will give $100 to New Yorkers who get their first coronavirus vaccine doses.

The major new incentive begins Friday, he said.

“$100 for any New Yorker who goes to a city-run site,” he said.

The incentive stands in contrast to the vaccine-or-testing mandates de Blasio recently unveiled for city workers. Hizzoner has expressed increasing frustration with vaccine-hesitant New Yorkers, especially as the highly contagious delta variant of coronavirus spreads and threatens the city’s recovery from the pandemic.

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