Get $100 When you get your Booster Shot – NYC Mayor Declares

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced on Tuesday December 21, 2021 at his daily press conference, that If you get your vaccine booster dose between December 21, 2021 and December 31,2021 at a New York City-run vaccine location or through the City’s in-home vaccination program you will be eligible to receive a $100 pre-paid debit card. Within 5 days of completing your booster dose, a virtual debit card will be sent to the email you provided when making an appointment or registering as a walk-up. If you do not have a valid email on file a physical card will be mailed to the mailing address on file. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery of the physical card.

Who qualifies to receive the $100 pre-paid debit card for their booster dose? 

  • On Tuesday, December 21st the Mayor announced a $100 for individuals who get their booster vaccine dose at H+H sites, City-run sites using the vax4nyc appointment platform, and SOMOS health clinics and practices. Details on eligibility and redemption below. 
  • Eligibility for vax4nyc sites
  • Must RECEIVE THEIR BOOSTER DOSE between 9:00pm on 12/20 and 11:59pm on 12/31/2021 
  • Eligibility for H+H sites
  • Must RECEIVE THEIR BOOSTER DOSE between 10:00am on 12/21 and 11:59pm on 12/31/2021
  • Eligibility for SOMOS sites 
  • Must RECEIVE THEIR BOOSTER DOSE between 12/21 and 12/31/2021

How do individuals redeem their $100 for the Booster Dose at H+H sites? 

  • The Booster Dose incentive went live at 10am on 12/21/2021
  • Any individual receiving their booster dose will be asked to provide their contact information and complete a HIPPA consent form to receive their incentive. 
  • Patients may choose to receive their $100 incentive by email or mail.
  • If they selected email, the incentive will be emailed to the email address provided within 72 hours. Patients should ensure their email is entered correctly.
  • The card will be delivered from [email protected] Individuals should follow the steps in the email to redeem their virtual card. If they do not receive the email they should check the spam folder.  
  • If they selected mail, the incentive will be sent by mail to the mailing address provided and it will be delivered within 4 weeks of when they received their booster dose.  
  • If you have not received your email or mailed cards within these expected delivery windows, please contact Akimbo. Live agents in Akimbo’s Customer Service Department are available Monday through Friday from 7AM CT to 7PM CT. 24/7 bilingual automated phone system. 1-855-449-2273. If you prefer to send an email, you can reach Akimbo customer service at [email protected]

How do individuals redeem their $100 for the Booster Dose at vax4nyc sites? 

  • The Booster Dose incentive went live at 9pm on 12/20/2021
  • Any new booking of a Walk-in or scheduled Booster Dose appointment will be presented with the new consent checkbox highlighted in a red box below
  • By checking the box, patients automatically redeem the incentive. The incentive will be emailed to the email address in their appointment file within 72 hours. Patients should ensure their email is entered correctly.
  • The card will be delivered from a[email protected] Individuals should follow the steps in the email to redeem their virtual card. If they do not receive the email they should check the spam folder.  
  • If there is no personal email on file, the card will be sent by mail to the mailing address on file and it will be delivered within 4 weeks of when they received their booster dose.  
  • If you have not received your email or mailed cards within these expected delivery windows, please contact Akimbo. Live agents in Akimbo’s Customer Service Department are available Monday through Friday from 7AM CT to 7PM CT. 24/7 bilingual automated phone system. 1-855-449-2273. If you prefer to send an email, you can reach Akimbo customer service at [email protected]

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