$100 For a Covid Shot in New York? It’s Worked Well Elsewhere

The new incentive comes as Delta-variant cases are ramping up.

7/29/2021 9:34:00 PM

Starting tomorrow, people who get vaccinated at a city-run site will get $100. It’s an idea that's proven successful elsewhere

The new incentive comes as Delta-variant cases are ramping up.

It’s not a bad idea, and has proven successful elsewhere. In June, New Mexico offered $100 in cash to people who got fully vaccinated over a period of four days. The number of Johnson & Johnson shots administered during that time quadrupled to over 2,000 per day statewide (since the single-shot option was the quickest way of getting the money). In Columbus, Ohio, there was a 289 percent increase in vaccinations during the first week of the city’s recently launched $100 Vax Cash program. States like Maine and Ohio have also launched vaccine lotteries, which offer a few lucky winners millions of dollars, but it’s unclear if those were effective at all. In North Carolina, the vaccine lottery failed to increase vaccination rates.

Disney World Forced To Euthanize Character That Attacked Visitor 'Friday' Star Anthony Johnson Dead at 55 Billboard and Samsung Galaxy Announce Billboard NXT Talent Competition, Charli XCX To Mentor

For New York’s cash-for-vaxx program, only residents and people who work in the city qualify. The $100 will be paid with a prepaid debit card that will either be issued in digital form on the spot or sent in the mail. There are also a handful of other perks the city has been offering that you can opt for instead, including NYC Football Club tickets, a ten-ride pass for the ferry, or a two-week Citi Bike membership.

Read more: New York Magazine »

Jingle, Pluck, and Hum: Sounds from Space

A “sonification” project led by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and NASA’s Universe of Learning program transforms otherwise inaudible data from some of the world’s most powerful telescopes into sound.

2 issues with this… 1) what about the people who followed the guidelines and got vaccinated earlier in the year?..where is my cash? You are rewarding bad behavior. 2) ifvthe city has that much money lying around how about using it for needed social services for the poor? Curbed They should be doing this every year for flu shots. It's BS I have to pay to flu shots, when we should all be getting paid to not spread the flu.

There is so much problematic about this. Curbed Wow I want my money I got the shot month’s ago Curbed Here's a 100 for....YOUR LIFE...☹☠ It's sad we must bribe our neighbors to not be selfish & stupid, but if it works, it's worth it.

NYC To Pay People $100 To Get Covid-19 VaccineThe city recently imposed a vaccine or test requirement for all municipal employees. Meanwhile in the UK where I live we have FREE Covid drop in centres where you don't even have to book an appointment. Just turn up, walk in, get jabbed and walk out to your normal day. Oh they upped the free sandwich deal Offer $2500 from the infrastructure bill. If Covid is so deadly it would be worth it.

NYC To Pay People $100 To Get Covid-19 VaccineThe city recently imposed a vaccine or test requirement for all municipal employees.

Biden Calls On States To Give $100 To Every Newly Vaccinated PersonBREAKING: President Joe Biden has called on state and local governments to give $100 to those who opt to get a COVID-19 vaccine. katalin_pota $100 is only $70 in Biden math. They should’ve paired pandemic relief checks with proof of vaccinations Give states and tribes resources to get their own incentives. I’ve been saying give out door prizes at vaccine events. Add a take home dinner so everyone gets something.

NYC To Pay People $100 To Get Covid-19 VaccineThe city recently imposed a vaccine or test requirement for all municipal employees. Meanwhile in the UK where I live we have FREE Covid drop in centres where you don't even have to book an appointment. Just turn up, walk in, get jabbed and walk out to your normal day. Oh they upped the free sandwich deal Offer $2500 from the infrastructure bill. If Covid is so deadly it would be worth it.

New York to require state employees to get COVID vaccine or face weekly testingNew York will require state employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested weekly, a mandate that will go into effect on Sept. 6, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday. It's a start. They must comply with federal stipulations. Test

Twitter closes San Francisco, New York offices as Covid cases surgeWednesday's announcement comes just two weeks after the social media company reopened their offices at both cities. edwardnh Buy some puts