$100 COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Begins in Henderson

Starting Wednesday, residents in the City of Henderson can receive a $100 gift card for receiving their COVID-19 vaccine.

Posted: Sep 22, 2021 10:04 AM
Updated: Sep 22, 2021 12:37 PM

The City of Henderson, Kentucky, is giving its residents a new reason to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Starting Wednesday, any unvaccinated adult who lives in Henderson and receives their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will also receive a $100 gift card paid for with American Rescue Plan funding.

The $100 gift card incentive is available to the first 1,000 Henderson residents who claim it, but only under the condition that they become fully vaccinated within 28 days of receiving their first shot.

Vaccine providers that can be used to receive the $100 gift card:

  • T&T Drug Store - Moderna Only/Appointment Only (1331 Clay St.)
  • Midway Pharmacy (Eastgate Shopping Center on Outer Second Street)
  • Butler’s Apothecary- Pfizer and Moderna/ Walk-ins Accepted (213 N. Main St.)
  • Henderson County Health Department (Green River District Health Department location, 472 Klutey Park Plaza Drive)

Unvaccinated adult residents of the city have until Oct. 22 to receive their first shot of a vaccine. The city also says that residents who received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine on or after Sept. 14 and become fully vaccinated by Oct. 22 are also eligible for the incentive.

The City of Henderson Board of Commissioners created the incentive in an effort to help increase the local vaccination rate percentage, and “to assist in stopping the COVID-19 virus outbreak and provide some relief to area hospitals” and healthcare workers that are under stress.

"We have found out from Deaconess Henderson, that 85% of patients being admitted from COVID-19 are all unvaccinated," says Mayor Steve Austin. He adds, "We're trying to do it for the right reasons, and we're trying to help. We know there will be some disagreements on the shots, but we're not mandating it."

Henderson County has been in Kentucky's “Red Zone” since late July. As of Tuesday, the county had a vaccination rate of 47.97%.

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