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Columbus Public Health Extends $100 Vax Cash Incentive through September 10 at Select Locations

Columbus Public Health Extends $100 Vax Cash Incentive through September 10 at Select Locations 

August 16, 2021

Columbus Public Health is extending the Vax Cash program through September 10 at select locations. Columbus Public Health received additional funding from the state to continue the successful program for four more weeks.

Franklin County residents getting their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are eligible to receive a $100 Visa cash card at seven neighborhood satellite clinics and Columbus Public Health. No appointment is needed. 

Vax cash will be offered from noon-7 p.m. while supplies last at:


Mondays:           Linden Community Center (1350 Briarwood Ave.)

Tuesdays:           Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services (4099 Karl Rd.)

Wednesdays:    Barack Community Center (580 E. Woodrow Ave.)

Somali Community Association of Ohio (3422 Cleveland Ave.)

Thursdays:         Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio (4646 Tamarack Blvd.)

Fridays:               Westgate Community Center (455 S. Westgate Ave.)

St. Stephen the Martyr Church (4131 Clime Rd.)

Vax Cash also will be offered to residents getting their first dose at the Columbus Public Health walk-in clinic at 240 Parsons Ave. The clinic is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

“We are excited to extend the Vax Cash program to encourage more residents to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated” said Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts. “We’ve seen this program work to bring more people to our clinics, especially people of color and younger people. As cases continue to rise locally, we need this extra incentive to increase vaccinations to protect health and prevent hospitalizations from the delta virus.”

The first of its kind, the Vax Cash program launched on July 6. Since then, 9,385 people got vaccinated at a Vax Cash clinic location -- 55% of those were people of color and 56% were people under 39.  

For more information, visit or call 614-645-1519.