What to Know
- The first 200 Hartford residents who get vaccinated in the month of July and send in videos will receive $250.
- Residents are asked to post a video on social media about why they got vaccinated, encouraging others to do the same and send a link of the social media post or the video itself to the city.
- Residents who are contacted will need to provide a picture of the vaccine card and proof of residency in Hartford.
The city of Hartford is adding a new incentive for people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 -- cash.
The first 200 residents of Hartford to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in July, then post video about it on social media to spread the word to their network will each get $250, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said Tuesday.
People will need to send the video to email@example.com, he added.
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The mayor said residents can get the vaccine anywhere it's offered, not just through the city.
Bronin said spreading the word really makes a difference as the city looks to combat coronavirus.
Officials said the money is coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
How Hartford Residents Can Become Eligible for $250 Vaccine Incentive:
- Get vaccinated in the month of July.
- It does not matter where.
- Vaccine appointments are available by calling 2-1-1
- The city is offering free rides that residents can access by making an appointment through 3-1-1.
- Post a video on social media about why they got vaccinated, encouraging others to do the same.
- Send a link of the social media post, or the video itself, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- When contacted, provide a picture of the vaccine card and proof of residency in Hartford, as well as sign a release allowing the city to use their videos for vaccine promotion.
- The first 200 Hartford residents to send in videos will receive $250.
The city previously announced incentives, including a $1,000 debit card or one of five separate packs of four season passes to Six Flags. Learn more about those here.