DETROIT – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is holding a news briefing Wednesday afternoon to announce an incentive to encourage Detroiters to help get one another vaccinated for COVID-19.
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The mayor is expected to announce an incentive attached to the city’s Good Neighbor Program. Officials say that individuals who drive Detroit residents to receive a COVID vaccination will be given a pre-paid debit card for each resident they bring to “reimburse their time and costs.”
Officials say Mayor Duggan is also expected to announce new locations for Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine sites now that experts have said it is safe to resume administering the vaccine. States were advised to pause use of the J&J vaccine following six reports -- out of seven million shots -- of a rare blood clot disorder. After reviewing the cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with the Food and Drug Administration, have advised states to resume administration of the J&J vaccine to help fight the pandemic.