June 2021

Columbus offering $ 100 to residents

Courtesy of Ohio News Time
By Mark Ferenchik
June 20, 2021

The Columbus City Council on Monday is expected to vote on a bill that will pay $ 100 each to city residents to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine.

Only those who have been vaccinated after Monday must be resident in Columbus. There is no income limit, but only a total of $ 275,000 is available for payment. This means that a total of 2,750 people can receive the money.

Council Chair Protem Elizabeth Brown said the Vaccine Green Program The right to restore the program adopted by the city council in 2020. In the program, approved in October, the city council approved $ 1.21 million in federal CARES law money for low-wage workers who need to take vacation to recover from COVID-19.

Many low-wage workers do not receive sick leave. By March, more than 80% of recipients were of color, according to Brown.

COVID-19 vaccinated Iringe is waiting at the Columbus Public Health Drop Clinic in Stonewall Columbus, Short North.
The program is managed by the Columbus Urban League and Catholic social services, and the vaccine incentive program is also managed by the Urban League, Brown said. When the city council approves the bill, a website will be published where residents can register.

$ 50 for every two doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines
According to Brown, those applying for incentives will receive $ 50 for every two doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and $ 100 for a single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

Authorities want to raise immunization rates in the poorest areas of the city, Brown said. By Monday, only 43% of Columbus residents had been vaccinated. The Columbus City Council has resolved to abolish Maskman Date.

“We are focusing on this as a public health issue, not as a reward for doing the right thing,” Brown said.

She said some of the poorest areas have immunization rates of only 25%. Access to health care may be a factor, she said. Money comes from a sub-fund of a local initiative.

As of Thursday, 5,423,850 Ohio people, or 46.4% of the population, had been vaccinated with at least one COVID-19 vaccine. In Franklin County, 651,910 inhabitants, or just under half of the county’s population, received at least one dose.

The state’s Vax-A-Million draw to win $ 1 million in COVID-19 vaccination Proven to be popular, about 3.3 million adults and 143,600 young people have attended by the latest deadline last week.