Deadline Approaches for Henderson Vaccine Incentive, Nearly $70K Unclaimed

As the deadline for the City of Henderson's COVID-19 vaccine incentive approaches, officials say nearly $70,000 worth of gift cards remain unclaimed.

Posted: Nov 17, 2021 2:25 PM
Updated: Nov 17, 2021 3:13 PM

Officials in the City of Henderson, Kentucky, say that most of the $100 gift cards being offered to adult residents as COVID-19 vaccine incentives haven't been claimed yet.

The deadline for the city's $100 vaccine incentive program was originally scheduled for the end of October, but just days before that original deadline, only about 200 Henderson residents had claimed their $100 gift card by getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

In an attempt to allow more residents to get vaccinated against the virus and receive $100 in doing so, city officials extended the deadline for interested individuals to get their first shot to Monday, Nov. 22.

With that deadline now just around the corner, the city said that about 300 gift cards had been claimed so far. Since 1,000 of the $100 gift cards were originally made available, that leaves nearly $70,000 worth of gift cards unclaimed.

If you're an adult living in the city of Henderson who hasn't been vaccinated against COVID-19, you can receive $100 from the city if you receive your first shot by Monday at one of the four participating pharmacies.

We're told that the City of Henderson Board of Commissioners plans to meet to decide what to do with the unclaimed gift cards, and that another incentive using the gift cards could be on the table.

The $100 gift cards were paid for with funding from the American Rescue Plan.

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