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Columbus Public Health Offering $100 For New COVID Vaccinations


In an effort to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates, Columbus Public Health is offering $100 VISA cash cards for residents who begin the vaccination process.

51% percent of Franklin County residents have received at least one shot, but vaccination rates are lower in many minority communities.

The Department has set aside funds for 1,400 cards, which will be available to county residents getting their first vaccine at the Columbus Public Health walk-in clinic on Parsons Avenue, and on a weekly basis at 10 neighborhood clinics.

The program will run through August 16th or until the supply is exhausted.

The Columbus Public Health program is separate from an initiative approved by Columbus city council in June that will also offer a $100 incentive to get a COVID vaccine. That program has a budget of $275,000. CPH will offer the cards to Franklin County residents who get their vaccine at the walk-in clinic on Parsons Avenue Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, or on a weekly basis at 10 neighborhood clinics noon-7pm:

Mondays - Linden Community Center, at 1350 Briarwood Avenue, and the William H. Adams Community Center, 854 Alton Avenue.

Tuesdays - Far East Community Center at 1826 Lattimer Drive, and Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services, 4099 Karl Road.

Wednesdays - Barack Community Center at 580 East Woodrow Avenue, and Somali Community Association of Ohio, 3422 Cleveland Avenue.

Thursdays - Sullivant Gardens Community Center at 755 Renick Street, and Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio, 4646 Tammarack Boulevard.

Fridays - Westgate Community Center at 455 South Westgate Avenue, and St. Stephen the Martyr Church, 4131 Clime Road.

A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.
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