New York City wants you to start the new year with a booster shot and $100.
New York Mayor Bill De Blasio announced on Tuesday that the city would give $100 to anyone who gets a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot by New Year's Eve.
"This is the moment," de Blasio tweeted. "Get your booster and protect your family and city."
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TODAY we're announcing a $100 incentive for anyone who gets a #COVID19 booster at a City-run site or with our partner @SOMOSCare. This is a limited time opportunity - through 12/31.— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 21, 2021
This is the moment. Get your booster and protect your family and city: https://t.co/tgaFXTIlet pic.twitter.com/8YQ5Dw9o0k
Residents must get the booster at either a city-run vaccination site or SOMOS, a group of physicians in the city who have come together to "ensure better health care for Medicaid members."
New York has offered financial incentives for the vaccine in the past. In July, New York City offered a $100 debit card to residents to get a two-dose vaccine by the end of the month.
Officials report that, as of Dec. 18, 1.5 million New Yorkers out of 8 million have received booster shots.
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Other states have adopted similar approaches to encourage people to get vaccinated. Minnesota offered gift cards and scholarships to teenagers who got the vaccine in October. Georgia offered to give residents $150 gift cards or $450 in healthcare credits to anyone who got the vaccine in September.
New York City has seen its COVID-19 infection rates rise in light of the omicron variant, leading the city to reinstate an indoor mask mandate.