Officials from Harris County and the City of Houston are doing everything they can to encourage residents to get vaccinated, offering incentive plans providing up to $150 for getting COVID shots.


On Aug.17, Judge Lina Hidalgo and Harris County Public Health launched a new vaccination incentive program which gives $100 cash cards to residents who receive their 1st COVID-19 vaccination dose at a HCPH. The program has now been extended until Sept. 14.

Hidalgo noted that only 70% of the eligible population have received their first dose of the vaccine and 58% of the population haven’t received the first dose. She says now, the program has seen a 700% increase in the daily vaccination rates.

Due to the success of the program and rise in vaccination rates across Harris County, officials announced that all Harris County residents who receive their first dose between Aug. 26 and Sept. 14 are eligible for the incentive program regardless of where they received their 1st dose vaccination.

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The Houston Health Department will provide $100 gift cards for participants who receive the first dose of the vaccination, and $50 for the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.   People who receive the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will receive $100. The program is funded by $3.125 million from the American Rescue Plan.

Mayor Sylvester Turner said he hopes the incentive will encourage people to get vaccinated as the Delta variant continues to spread.

“With the more contagious Delta variant rapidly spreading and cases surging, it is critically urgent that we vaccinate more people in our community,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “It is in everyone’s best interest that all eligible Houstonians get vaccinated to save lives. If an incentive will motivate those who are not yet vaccinated to get their shots, it’s an investment that benefits everyone.”

The goal is to get everyone fully vaccinated in order to stop the rising cases.

“It’s vital that people get both doses of a two-dose series for the best protection,” said Dr. David Persse, chief medical officer for the City of Houston. “Full vaccination is extremely effective at preventing people from getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19.”

Participants must have the vaccine administered at participating health and multi-service centers and must sign a sworn declaration affirming they were not previously vaccinated for COVID-19 and verification will occur using the Texas immunization database.

A list of vaccination locations include:

  • Acres Home Multi-Service Center, 6719 W Montgomery Rd, Houston, TX 77091
    • Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • (832) 393-4145
  • Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center, 3810 W Fuqua St, Houston, TX 77045
    • Tuesdays: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • (832) 393-4240
  • La Nueva Casa de Amigos Health Center, 1615 N Main St, Houston, TX 77009
    • Mondays/Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • (713) 222-2272
  • Magnolia Multi-Service Center, 7037 Capitol St, Houston, TX 77011
    • Thursdays: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • (832) 395-3380
  • Northside Health Center, 8504 Schuller Rd, Houston, TX 77093
    • Mondays/Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • (832) 395-9100
  • Sharpstown Health Services, 6201 Bonhomme Rd, Houston, TX 77036
    • Mondays/Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • (832) 395-9800
  • Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star Dr, Houston, TX 77074
    • Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • (832) 395-9900
  • Sunnyside Health Center, 4605 Wilmington St, Houston, TX 77051
    • Mondays/Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • (832) 395-0206

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION: Will a person be eligible for the Harris County incentive if they’ve already received the cash incentive through Houston Health Department?

No. If you have already received the Houston Health Department’s incentive, you do not qualify for the HCPH’s $100 virtual cash card incentive. We verify everyone’s vaccine provider during our verification process and remove individuals who have already received cash cards through HCPH and HHD.

Whatever it takes, let’s get it done. We encourage you to get vaccinated.

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