COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives

COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives

Get $100 or other exclusive rewards with your free COVID-19 vaccine!

New Yorkers can get $100, free tickets, memberships, or gifts for getting vaccinated against COVID-19. These giveaways will be available for a limited time. Get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

Free Ways to Win

Incentives for First Doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine

If you get your first vaccine dose at a New York City-run vaccine location or through the City's in-home vaccination program, you will be eligible to choose one of the incentives listed below, including a $100 pre-paid debit card as of July 30, 2021. Once your first COVID-19 vaccine dose is complete, you will receive an email with instructions on how to select your money or incentive. You can also call 877-VAX4NYC (877-829-4692) to learn more. Please note: The $100 incentive program for boosters has ended.

Book an appointment at any eligible site with "$100 incentive available" listed on the or call 877-VAX4NYC (877-829-4692) to find a participating site.

$100 or Free Tickets for NYC Attractions

  • $100 pre-paid debit card
  • NYC Ferry 10-Ride Pass
  • Statue of Liberty and accompanying ferry ticket
  • NYC Public Markets gift cards ($25)
  • Snug Harbor family membership
  • Family fun wristband and free ride on the Cyclone at Luna Park in Coney Island

If you already received your first vaccine dose at an eligible site and would like to pick up your $100 pre-paid debit card for vaccination in person, please see further instructions at Please note this option is not available for eligible booster doses. You will receive your incentive via email or in the mail.

If you get vaccinated with NYC Health + Hospitals, more information on your redemption process can be found at the Health + Hospitals COVID-19 vaccine page. If you get vaccinated with SOMOS community care please speak with your provider about the redemption process.

$100 virtual debit cards will be delivered from Individuals should follow the steps in the email to redeem their virtual card. Please be sure to check the spam folder in your email. If you have not received your email or mailed cards within the expected delivery windows (5 days for emailed cards, 4 weeks for mailed cards), please contact Akimbo. Live agents in Akimbo's Customer Service Department are available Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM CT to 7:00 PM 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

NYC Vaccine Referral Bonus Program

The NYC Vaccine Referral Bonus program incentivizes community- and faith-based organizations to encourage members of their neighborhoods to get vaccinated by awarding $100 for each person they refer who gets their first vaccine at a City-run site. When a person makes an appointment ahead of time or walks up, they can select the organization that referred them to get vaccinated. Once the person receives their first dose, the referral organization will be credited $100, up to a total of $20,000.

Interested organizations can sign-up through