To avoid the spread of the deadly Delta variant, the top official of New York City has offered $100 to residents who will get their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at a city-run site.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio personally announced the vaccination incentive at a press conference held at his office on Monday morning.
Blasio offered the monetary reward since the Delta variant is believed to be much more transmissible than previous iterations of the virus.
He said residents can get the $100 starting on Friday.
To further spread the news of a $100 vaccination incentive, Blasio also posted his order on Twitter.
“STARTING FRIDAY: Get your first dose of the #COVID19 vaccine at a City-run site and you’ll get $100. It’s that simple,” Blasio tweeted.