HOUSTON - Nearly a week after announcing a $100 cash reward for residents that get the COVID-19 vaccine, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced expanding the program Thursday after a successful trend.
During a press conference, Judge Hidalgo said the county has seen a tremendous amount of residents receiving their first dose of the vaccine but is just the beginning.
"We are on a roll," she said. "But, the work is not done."
In fact, on social media, the judge shared how more than 3,400 people have received a COVID-19 first dose with Harris County Public Health just on Tuesday.
The judge also announced how hospitals in the Houston area are beyond overwhelmed with patients, so officials are urging residents to do their part in helping curb the spread.
This also comes moments after Governor Greg Abbott announced more than 2,500 nurses from out of state would be deployed to help meet the demands from local health care facilities.