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.