Get vaccinated and win $2500
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said now is the time to double down on vaccination efforts as most restrictions have been lifted. Among the incentives, a $2500 prize for getting a shot at a city run vaccination site.
NEW YORK - New York City is doubling down on its vaccination efforts with prize money for getting a shot at a city-run site, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Ten winners will be drawn weekly through mid-July for a prepaid debit card worth $2,500. City-run sites are listed on the city's website.
"After everything everyone has been through. I think the vast majority of New Yorkers could use $2500 right now. It could make a big difference in your lives," said de Blasio from City Hall.
The contest is the latest incentive to get more New Yorkers vaccinated and comes as a day after the state had reached a benchmark of 70% of adults who have received at least one dose.
College scholarship raffle
Any 12-17 year old who gets their first Pfizer dose in NYS from May 27- July 7 is eligible for a college scholarship raffle. Ten four-year scholarships will be offered to any public college or university in the state.
New York State is offering 50 college scholarships to students who get vaccinated against the coronavirus. New Yorkers 12-17 years old who get their first Pfizer shot through July 7 will be eligible for full tuition, room and board at any public college or university in the state.
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