CHICAGO (CBS)– City leaders have a new plan to get more people vaccinated against COVID. If you’ve already gotten your shot, they want your help.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Dr. Alison Arwady announced, payitforwardchicago.com. The initiative raises money to buy VISA gift cards, so community health clinics can give them out to encourage people to get a COVID vaccine.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls For Mistrial And Accuses Judge Of Lunging At Her; Judge Denies Claims And Motion
The city is partnering with Axis Community Health Network, Erie Family Health Center, Esperanza Health Centers, Howard Brown Health and Lawndale Christian Health Centers for the program.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Disturbance Brings Chance Of Rain-Snow Mix To Our North Overnight
People who go there to get a vaccine can get a $100 gift card.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar
Doctor Arwady also encouraged Chicago residents who are vaccinated to encourage and educate others about getting their COVID shot.