Onondaga County Announces Incentive Progam To Get Vaccinated

Syracuse, N.Y. - Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon announcing today that the positivity rate continues to decline.

He said the 7-day rolling average is 0.9% and the daily average is 0.8%. McMahon said a week ago we were talking about a 1.4% positive rate. He said there are 28 new cases, only 41 people in the hospital, and 2 in ICU. Unfortunately, 2 more people died bringing the total number of COVID deaths in the county to 704.

McMahon also announced an incentive program to encourage people to get vaccinated. It begins on Friday at Onondaga Lake Park where the county will hold a Johnson & Johnson pop-up clinic. If people get vaccinated then, they will receive a coupon book. The coupons are good at many locations in the area for everything from a donut, to coffee, to a drink or appetizer at local restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. Executive McMahon said there are 18 participating businesses.

The clinic is this Friday from 12:30 until 3:30. After Friday anybody who gets a shot at any county-run facility will also receive the coupon book.

The program will go for a week. McMahon said it may be extended if the response is good.

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