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, Patch StaffPosted Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 11:18 am ET
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.