COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Residents in several Columbus communities will get $100 in cash after receiving their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, extended now through September 10.
People who get vaccinated for the first time at the following locations from noon to 7:00 p.m. — no appointment needed — will get a Visa cash card filled with $100 dollars until it runs out.
- Mondays: Linden Community Center (1350 Briarwood Ave.)
- Tuesdays: Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (4099 Karl Rd.)
- Wednesdays: Barack Community Center (580 E. Woodrow Ave.)
Somali Community Association of Ohio (3422 Cleveland Ave.)
- Thursdays: Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio (4646 Tamarack Blvd.)
- Fridays: Westgate Community Center (455 S. Westgate Ave.)
St. Stephen the Martyr Church (4131 Clime Rd.)
Vax Cash also will be offered to residents getting their first dose at the Columbus Public Health walk-in clinic at 240 Parsons Ave. The clinic is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Columbus Public Health Commissioner Dr. Myshika Roberts said with the delta variant causing concern, she believes the program can be one way to help keep hospital numbers down.
Since the launch of the incentive on July 6, 9,385 people have received the COVID-19 vaccine, which Roberts said shows that outreach gets results. Of those vaccinated, 55 percent were people of color and 56 percent were under the age of 39.
“A large percentage of people who have been vaccinated are people under the age of 39, so that’s made a stride there, trying to get that young population,” Roberts said. “About 52 percent of new vaccinated have been men.”
For more information, visit Columbus.gov/c19vax or call 614-645-1519.