Harris County’s $100 Cash Card Incentive Ends Thursday, September 30th
If you’re a Harris County resident and you’ve been thinking about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, there are 100 rea$ons to do it by Thursday. Thursday, September 30th is the last day Harris County is offering a $100 cash card to residents receiving their first vaccine dose. If you’ve been procrastinating…don’t put it off any longer and lose out on a $100 cash card.
The incentive program has sparked a big increase in vaccinations. More than 65 thousand people have participated in the program, pushing Harris County’s vaccination rate to 64% of residents over 12 years old, being fully vaccinated. More than 75% of eligible residents have received one dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.
The progress is encouraging, but COVID-19 is still spreading in our community. The holidays will be here soon, and people will want to celebrate, more likely indoors. To make our gatherings safer, greater numbers of people need to be vaccinated to slow the spread of COVID-19 before the holidays arrive. Encourage the people you love to get vaccinated now.
Vaccines are free and HCPH vaccine sites are often at capacity. While appointments are not required, they are recommended, go to vacstrac.hctx.net or call 832-927-8787. To find a location near you click here. Parents must accompany their children, ages 12-17, to be vaccinated or children must bring a consent form signed by a parent or guardian. Consent forms are at vacstrac.hctx.net Twelve to 17-year-olds are eligible for the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.
Parents with children under 12 are encouraged to get them tested frequently to see if they have the virus. Testing is free at HCPH sites. Appointments are not required, but are recommended because the number of people getting tested has been increasing, click here to find a site near you or call 832-927-7575.