The motivation is open to all metropolis residents and workers who haven’t but acquired a primary vaccine dose.
These with an e-mail tackle will instantly be issued a $100 digital debit card upon receiving their first Covid-19 vaccine at a website run by town. These with out an e-mail tackle will likely be mailed a bodily pay as you go debit card, stated Rachel Loeb, president of the NYC Financial Improvement Company.
To this point, New York Metropolis has administered almost 10 million vaccine doses. Greater than 4.9 million New Yorkers (comprising over 59% of town’s total inhabitants) have acquired no less than one dose, de Blasio stated throughout the press convention.
When requested what he would say to New Yorkers who received vaccinated early without having any incentive, de Blasio stated: “Anybody who received vaccinated beforehand, I am a kind of folks — congratulations, you bought vaccinated, you have been shielded from Covid, it was free, it was the fitting factor to do for your self, for your loved ones, on your neighborhood — you probably did the fitting factor. And the reward is, you have been saved secure.”
De Blasio stated Monday that he is increasing town’s Covid-19 mandate to require the whole municipal workforce to get vaccinated or begin weekly testing by September 13.
The mandate will cowl workers within the college system, in addition to police and fireplace departments, the mayor stated. Town has about 340,000 workers.
Relating to whether or not town would mandate Covid-19 vaccines for kids over the age of 12, de Blasio stated metropolis well being officers proceed to “always have a look at the information and the science” and can make any future choices accordingly.
Attendees will likely be screened for proof of vaccination upon arrival. De Blasio stated that anybody utilizing a cast vaccination card could possibly be charged with a criminal offense.