Oneida County is moving forward with plans to provide incentives for people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
At its last meeting, the Oneida County Board of Legislators voted in favor of a partnership with the app Prizeout Corp to give residents up to $100 after they get their first shot. The money can be used at local businesses or donated to a charity.
The county is still working on getting businesses to sign up to participate in the effort.
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente says money allocated to the county from the American Rescue Plan will be used to support the incentives.
It will only apply to newly vaccinated people at first, but the county is looking into adding people who are already vaccinated or getting a booster shot.
It is not yet clear when the collaboration with Prizeout Corp will launch, but it is expected to last through next July.