New York City To Pay Residents US$100 For Getting Covid-19 Vaccine

In an effort to encourage more people to get vaccinated, New York City is going to pay $100 for people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.


Starting from Friday New York residents who get their first vaccine dose at a city-run vaccination site are set to get a $100 incentive.

Announcing the development, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the $100 incentive will make a big impact.

“We wanted to supercharge it by saying we’ll give you extra, direct personal incentive to get this done now”
New York City To Pay Residents US$100 For Getting Covid-19 Vaccine
New York City To Pay Residents US$100 For Getting Covid-19 Vaccine
“I personally believe that the guarantee that right then and there you’re going to be rewarded, I think that’s going to make a big difference to people,” de Blasio said at a press conference.

The city said the payment will come in the form of a $100 prepaid debit card.

The state has currently administered 9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccination and 59% of the city’s population has been vaccinated.

Some social media critics are however not pleased with Mayor Bill de Blasio initiative as they argue that the incentives could be channelled towards some developmental work.


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