NYC Offers $100 Incentive to Kids Aged 5 to 11 for Getting COVID-19 Vaccine

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New York City’s COVID-19 vaccine incentives, including a $100 prepaid debit card, are present disposable to children aged 5 to 11, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday.

“Good news! Kids are eligible for the $100 vaccine incentive. So we truly privation kids to instrumentality advantage, families instrumentality vantage of that,” de Blasio said astatine a property conference, which came 2 days aft the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially recommended Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds.

“Everyone could usage a small much wealth astir the holidays. But astir importantly, we privation our kids and our families to beryllium safe,” helium said.

The $100 inducement is being offered to anyone who gets the archetypal dose of their vaccine astatine immoderate city-run vaccination site. It volition besides beryllium disposable astatine certain healthcare providers and astatine nationalist school sites, which De Blasio said earlier would commencement administering shots adjacent week.

Some alternatives to the $100 see tickets to New York City Football Club oregon Brooklyn Cyclones games, tickets to the Statue of Liberty, and a escaped thrust connected the Cyclone astatine Luna Park successful Coney Island, according to the City Hall. The American Museum of Natural History, which is serving arsenic a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site, besides offers an admittance voucher for up to a radical of 4 visitors.

New York City expects to person this week a batch of much than 330,000 child-size vaccine doses, metropolis Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi said astatine the property conference. The doses are either already successful the metropolis oregon volition get successful the coming days.

“The wellness section has been moving with astir 1,500 pediatricians and household doctors to hole for this signifier of our historical vaccination campaign,” Chokshi said. “City-wide we expect to person our afloat archetypal order: that’s implicit 330,000 doses implicit the adjacent fewer days.”

Similar incentives are being offered successful different populated cities, including Chicago, Illinois, and San Antonio, Texas.

In Chicago, the city’s wellness department offers a $100 visa acquisition paper for those who person their archetypal vaccine doses done the “Protect Chicago At Home” event, including children aged 5 to 11. Chicago Public Schools besides said that it volition cancel schoolhouse connected Nov. 12 for a “Vaccination Awareness Day,” successful an effort to marque it easier for students to get the vaccine.

In San Antonio, Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced that the metropolis volition connection Pfizer’s pediatric vaccines starting Nov. 10, and that parents who bring their children for vaccination volition person a $100 acquisition paper that tin beryllium utilized successful H-E-B market stores.

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