Harlingen continues efforts to vaccinate against COVID-19, offers $50 incentive

1 year 4 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, September 15 2021 Sep 15, 2021 September 15, 2021 10:33 PM September 15, 2021 in News - Local

Two weeks ago, the Harlingen city council approved giving out a $50 gift card as an incentive to residents who received their COVID-19 vaccine.  

Harlingen Health Director Josh Ramirez says the city's Wednesday vaccine clinic showed some sense of improvement in terms of numbers, though he was hoping more.

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While more people are getting the vaccine, Ramirez says it's not enough, especially for people with compromised immune systems, who are encouraged to receive the third dose of the vaccine. 

"For those qualifying individuals that Pfizer has approved to get vaccinated," Ramírez said. "We are making the offer to them, especially those immune-compromised citizens that are surviving cancer or other illnesses."

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If you missed the chance to get a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as a $50 gift card, another vaccine clinic we are hosted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17 at the Harlingen Health Department located at 502 East Tyler. 

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