New York City’s vaccination rate for adults is approaching 90 percent, but the city is still expanding its incentive program to goad skeptics into getting the jab.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that the $100 incentive for those getting their first dose at a city-run site is now available to those who get inoculated at SOMOS Community Care locations.
SOMOS, a network of hundreds of health care providers across the city, largely operates in low-income neighborhoods in the outer boroughs where many don’t speak English as a first language. All of the network’s care is paid for by Medicaid, and it touts the fact that its providers “speak your language and understand your culture.”
“We’ve now tapped into this great network of health care providers, and we’re creating the ability for them to vaccinate people in their offices, with the $100 incentive,” Hizzoner said at his daily press briefing Monday. “This is a new way of using the $100 incentive to reach everyday New Yorkers.”