New York City is offering $100 to encourage unvaccinated people to take the Covid-19 vaccine, starting Wednesday through Oct. 3, at a southeast Queens site.
Two of the three COVID-19 vaccines approved by the FDA will be available. The Pfizer vaccine for people 12 years of age and older, and the Johnson and Johnson single-shot for all adults aged 18 and older.
Officials at the designated vaccine location — Ss. Joachim & Anne Parish Catholic School / Wayanda Park — will give a $100 pre-paid debit card or gift card to anyone age 18 or older getting vaccinated for the first time. Sixteen- to 17-year-olds must have a note from a parent or a guardian to receive the Pfizer vaccine and get the $100. Youth ages 12 to 15 must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian.
All New Yorkers can get a vaccine regardless of immigration or documentation status, language spoken or health insurance status, the city says. People’s information will be kept private and will not affect their immigration status. At-home appointments are also available for those who cannot travel to the sites. Those New Yorkers will also receive the $100 for their first shot.
No medical documentation is needed to take a vaccine or booster shot.
The shots will be available Wednesday, Sep. 22, Sunday, Sep. 26, Wednesday Sep. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 3 from 8 am to 6 pm. Ss. Joachim & Anne Parish Catholic School / Wayanda Park is located at 218-27 Hollis Ave, Queens, NY 11429. The entrance is near the parking lot at 105th Ave. & 217th Lane.
For more information about Covid-19 vaccine incentives, visit the city’s coronavirus site.