New state incentives push those on fence to get vaccinated
Posted August 4, 2021 1:59 p.m. EDT
Updated August 4, 2021 4:30 p.m. EDT
Apex, N.C. — Vaccine sites were busier on Wednesday after the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced they would be paying people to get their first COVID-19 vaccine shots.
WRAL News spoke with several people who came to get their shot a day after the $100 cash card was announced.
The cash cards are only available at certain locations during business hours. There's only two sites in Wake County offering the cash, compared to 15 in Durham County.
There's no vaccination sites in Johnston and Harnett counties, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services.
No appointment is needed.
Here's where you can get a cash card in central NC
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human services is offering $100 cash cards for people getting their vaccine for the first time in certain counties. But, the amount of places offering the cash could depend on where you live.
|1200 Murchison Rd, Fayetteville NC 28301||August 11 - 13, 16, 17||8am-4pm||Cumberland|
|1200 Murchison Rd, Fayetteville NC 28301||August 14||10am - 4 pm||Cumberland|
|1200 Murchison Rd, Fayetteville NC 28301||August 3-5, 23, 24||9am-2pm||Cumberland|
|530 Spaulding St, Fayetteville NC 28301||August 28||10am-2pm||Cumberland|
|1095 Investment Blvd, Apex NC 27502||August 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30-31||1pm-5pm||Wake|
|2722 E. Main Street, Durham NC 27701||August 14||9am to 3pm||Durham|
|414 East Main Street, Durham NC 27701||August 2-4, 5-11||9am-4pm||Durham|
|610 N Alston Avenue, Durham NC 27701||August 14||1-5pm||Durham|
|1107 Holloway Street, Durham NC 27701||August 6||12-4pm||Durham|
|1102 Juniper St , Durham, NC 22701||August 10, 17, 24, 31||9am - 11am||Durham|
|703 S Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27704||August 4, 11, 18, 25||9am-12pm||Durham|
|2000 Avondale Drive, Durham NC 27703||August 13||12pm - 2pm||Durham|
|3022 Fayetteville St Durham NC 27707||August 8||10am-2pm||Durham|
|750 Stadium Drive, Durham NC 27704||August 20||9am-3pm||Durham|
|800 Clayton Road, Durham NC 27703||August 7||2pm -7pm||Durham|
|18 Weather Hill Circle Durham NC 27705||August 10||2pm-6pm||Durham|
|6910 Fayetteville Road, Durham NC 27713||August 4||12pm -5pm||Durham|
|2000 Chapel Hill Durham NC 27707||August 9||2pm-4pm||Durham|
|813 Darby St, Raleigh NC 27610||August 7||10am-1pm||Wake|
|3500 N Roxboro, Durham, NC 27704||August 5, 12, 19, 26||9am-12pm||Durham|
|1801 Glendale Dr SW, Wilson, NC, USA||August 5, 6, 10, 11||8am-5pm||Wilson|
|132 McIver St, Sanford NC 27330||August 28||10am - 4pm||Lee|
|Gilbert Patterson Memorial Library: 210 N. Florence St. Maxton NC 28364||August 19||12-3pm||Robeson|
|460 Country Club Rd, Lumberton, NC 28360, USA||August 2-6, 9-13||8:15am-4:30pm||Robeson|
|Lumberton Christian Care Center: 220 E. Second St. Lumberton, NC 28358||August 7||9am-2pm||Robeson|
|683 East Palmer Street, Raeford, NC, USA||August 2-6, 9-13, 16-18, 20, 23-27, 30, 31||8:30am-4:30pm Mon-Fri||Hoke|
|Hawk Eye Elementary: 4312 Old Maxton Rd, Red Springs NC 28377||August 17||9am-12pm||Hoke|
|Upchurch Elementary: 730 Turnpike Rd, Raeford NC 28376||August 12||9am-12pm||Hoke|
|4103 Fayetteville Rd, Raeford NC 28376||August 6||9am - 4pm||Hoke|
|Hoke High School: 505 South Bethel Rd Raeford, NC 28376||August 5||9am - 12pm||Hoke|
|314 S Magnolia St, Raeford NC 28376||August 4||9am -1pm||Hoke|
|SandHoke Early College: 1110 East Central Ave, Raeford NC 28376||August 19||9am -12pm||Hoke|
|211 Sports Complex: 3195 Red Springs Rd, Raeford NC 28376||August 7, 14, 21, 28||9am -12pm||Hoke|
Data comes from the NCDHHS website
State data shows vaccination rates have been steadily rising over the past couple weeks, as the Delta variant of coronavirus rages. Last week, more than 100,000 people received a vaccine.
Michael Harris, who lives in Raleigh, said he was hesitant to get a vaccination because he doesn't like shots. But the $100 cash helped push him to the vaccination site.
"It helps people to get the vaccine and it also provides people with some people don’t have much money or need a little bit of incentive to go," said Anna Hunter, who also got vaccinated in Apex on Wednesday.
Other residents aren't as excited with Gov. Roy Cooper's announcement that first-time vaccine recipients would get money.
"I was just doing it for the betterment of the community," said Zack Coble, who lives in Raleigh. "I would have taken that $100 three months ago."
He said that he did the responsible thing by getting a coronavirus vaccine as soon as he could.
"Now we’re rewarding irresponsibility which doesn’t seem fair at all," he said.
Coble believes that he should be given $250 for getting his shot early.