Harris County to offer $100 as incentive to get first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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HOUSTON, Texas (KETK) – Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced that Harris County will offer $100 for those who get a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from Harris County Public Health through Aug. 31.

In order to get the $100, people will need to sign a waiver before getting the vaccine and will need to stay in the post-vaccine waiting area for 15 to 30 minutes after receiving the vaccine, Hidalgo said.

In a press release, Harris County said that over the past several months, the Delta variant of COVID-19 has spread quickly across their county, straining hospital systems and disproportionately impacting unvaccinated residents.

They said over 98% of people currently hospitalized for COVID-19 in the Harris Health System have not been vaccinated.

The following people will join Hidalgo in the conference:

  • Al Green, U.S. Representative, District 9
  • Dr. Esmaeil Porsa, President and CEO, Harris Health
  • Dr. Janeana White, Local Health Authority for Harris County

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