As the COVID-19 vaccine has begun for children aged 5-11 in the United States, some cities are offering various incentives, such as giving $100 to those vaccinated.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that he will give $100 to parents who get their child’s first COVID-19 vaccine, the New York Times reported.
New York City has been offering $100 in incentives to New Yorkers getting their first vaccine, which has been extended to children.
Parents receive a $100 prepaid debit card when their child is vaccinated at a city-run vaccination center or school.
In lieu of a debit card, you can also get tickets to the Statue of Liberty or a ticket to a minor league baseball team, the Brooklyn Cyclones.
“Everyone will be able to spend a little more around the Christmas break,” said Mayor de Blasio. “But the safety of our children and families is paramount.”
The city of Chicago has decided to give away $100 gift cards to children aged 5 to 11 who are vaccinated, CNN reported.
In addition, the Chicago School District, one of the largest school districts in the United States, decided to close schools on the 12th as ‘Vaccination Awareness Day’.
The goal is to make it easier for students to get vaccinated.
Chicago School District Chief Executive Pedro Martinez said: “It is rare to change academic calendars too late, but we believe this is an important investment in the health and well-being of our students, staff and families.”
The city of San Antonio, Texas, also announced that parents who vaccinate their children at public health clinics will receive a $100 gift card they can use at the grocery store. said.