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NYC offers $100 cash incentive to get vaccine

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSNew York - 30 July 20211. Various of vaccination center as student Bradley Sharp gets a vaccine shot2. SOUNDBITE (English) Bradley Sharp, soon to be college student getting vaccine shot:++PARTIALLY COVERED++"I've been putting it off, but I'm required to get it from my college that I'm going to and the deadline is next Sunday and it came out yesterday that you get one hundred dollars if I got it in New York City while I'm here. So I thought I'd come here and get it today and get my hundred dollars because I'm going to get it anyways."3. Various of New York City resident Jay Vojno getting vaccine shot4. SOUNDBITE (English) Jay Vojno, New York City resident motivated to get vaccine after the 100$ incentive was announced:++PARTIALLY COVERED++"Well, I was waiting for it, I knew they were going to do it, so I just waited. So I'm not worried about it, I usuallly don't worry about much. You know, I knew it was coming, so I just waited till it was here."5. NYC resident Samuel Wiley and his mother Anissa Barbato at check in table6. SOUNDBITE (English) Samuel Wiley, New York City resident surprised by $100 incentive:(Reporter: "Was it an incentive to get out of bed and get it?")"I didn't learn about it yet and my mom just told me we have to get the vaccine today. I was like, oh, OK. And so we just left."7. Various of Wiley get vaccine shotSTORYLINE:New York City is opening it's wallet to incentivize citizens to get a coronavirus vaccine. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that New York City will offer $100 to any resident who gets a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine at a city-run site.New York City and the state have already offered vaccination incentives including lottery tickets, scholarships, free subway rides and complimentary tickets to museums, sports games and other attractions.Bradley Sharp, had been putting off getting the vaccine, but knew that his college was requiring it for incoming students. "I've been putting it off, but I'm required to get it from my college that I'm going to and the deadline is next Sunday and it came out yesterday that you get one hundred dollars if I got it in New York City while I'm here. So I thought I'd come here and get it today and get my hundred dollars because I'm going to get it anyways," said Sharp. New York resident Jay Vojno, said he was waiting for a cash incentive to get the vaccine. "I knew they were going to do it, so I just waited. So I'm not worried about it, I usuallly don't worry about much. You know, I knew it was coming, so I just waited till it was here," Vojno.While some people arrived to the vacccine center knowing an incentive was being offered, 15-year-old Samuel Wiley was there cause mom said so. "My mom just told me we have to get the vaccine today. I was like, oh, OK."Wiley's mother, Anissa Barbato, said he will be able to put $100 in his bank account. Other locales, including the state of New Mexico and the city of Gadsden, Alabama, also have offered $100 cash payments. Others have offered a more limited version — Ohio is offering $100 gift cards to Medicaid members who get inoculated, and West Virginia is providing $100 savings bonds to 16-to-35-year-olds who do so.President Joe Biden is considering requiring federal employees to show proof of vaccination or submit to regular testing and wear a mask. A growing number of hospitals and nursing homes across the U.S. have been mandating vaccines for workers.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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