A nurse fills syringes for patients when they receive their booster vaccination against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination clinic in Southfield, Michigan, USA, on September 29, 2021.
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In another attempt to quell the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Eric Adams announced that home tests would be available for pickup from Monday at New York City’s cultural sites, including public libraries, and also reintroduced the $ 100 vaccine initiative, which continues until the end of the month .
Home tests are available for pickup at 14 cultural sites across the five boroughs, such as the American Museum of Natural History as well as participating New York City public libraries. A complete list of places can be found at NYC Health and Hospital website.
In addition to the new home test pickup locations, Mayor Adams announced the return of the $ 100 vaccine incentive, which ends Feb. 28. Anyone who receives their first vaccine or booster is eligible for the $ 100 gift card, which will be available in all cities – run COVID vaccination sites as well LIKE US local nursing homes.
“Vaccination [and] boosters, it is our most potent weapon against a virus that is truly a formidable adversary, ”Adams said during a news conference Monday. “It’s changing, it’s changing, it’s coming out with new varieties, and it’s crucial that people get vaccinated and boosted.”
The gift cards are available to New Yorkers until the end of the month and will be available for use until they expire on March 31st.
To strengthen the city’s economy, the mayor encourages individuals who receive the gift cards to spend them on small businesses to help them get back and rebuild after being hit hard by the pandemic.
Supporting small and local businesses will help keep the economy afloat, but will also serve to encourage businesses to hire more people and expand their services.