Harris County will pay residents $100 for getting 1st COVID-19 vaccine dose

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Starting Tuesday, Harris County says it will pay any resident who gets their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine $100.

Judge Lina Hidalgo made the announcement Tuesday in response to the growing number of cases in the county. Hidalgo reports more than 98% of people in Harris Health System hospitals right now are unvaccinated.

“Over the past several months, the delta variant of COVID-19 has spread quickly across Harris County, straining hospital systems and disproportionately impacting unvaccinated residents,” a release from her office said.

You can watch the full press conference above.

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