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Dollars for Doses Launches

Written by GCC

Beginning Saturday, February 12, through Saturday, September 24, Greater Cleveland Congregations and the Centers for Families and Children will host 16 “Dollars for Doses” vaccine clinics at GCC partner congregations on Cleveland’s East Side. Janssen (J&J), Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and boosters will be available to those five years and older.

“Data shows that with cash incentives unvaccinated individuals are more likely to receive the vaccine and refer others to do the same,” said Keisha Krumm, GCC executive director and lead organizer. “We have seen this approach work successfully in our prior work around vaccination uptake, and we are ready to relaunch our project on a larger scale.”

Individuals who come to the vaccine clinic will receive $100 cash for their first vaccine, $50 for their second and $25 for their booster. Individuals will also receive $25 for every friend they bring to get vaccinated.

Seven GCC member congregations – trusted institutions in their neighborhoods – will serve as vaccination sites for the 16 clinics over the course of the seven months. The sites include Elizabeth Baptist Church (Slavic Village); Antioch Baptist Church and Olivet Institutional Baptist Church (Fairfax); Lee Road Baptist Church (Lee-Harvard); Imani United Church of Christ (Euclid); Shiloh Baptist Church (Central); and South Euclid United Church of Christ (South Euclid/Cleveland Heights).

Walk-ins are welcome, but we strongly encourage registration in advance at this link.

The dates and locations for the vaccine clinics are as follows:

February 19, 10 am - 2 pm: Elizabeth Baptist Church, 6114 Francis Ave Cleveland 44127 

  • 171 people vaccinated!

March 5, 12 pm - 4 pm: Shiloh Baptist Church, 5500 Scovill Ave Cleveland 44104

  • 206 people vaccinated!

March 19, 10 am - 2 pm: Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, 8712 Quincy Ave Cleveland 44104 

  • 149 people vaccinated!

April 2, 10 am - 2 pm: Imani United Church of Christ, 1505 E 260th St Euclid 44132

  • 73 people vaccinated!

April 16, 10 am - 2 pm: Lee Road Baptist Church, 3970 Lee Rd. Cleveland 44128 (Easter Sunday)

  • 178 people vaccinated!

April 30, 10 am - 2 pm: Elizabeth Baptist Church, 6114 Francis Ave Cleveland 44127  

May 14, 10 am - 2 pm: Imani United Church of Christ, 1505 E 260th St Euclid 44132 

May 28, 10 am - 2 pm: Lee Road Baptist Church, 3970 Lee Rd Cleveland 44128 (Memorial Day weekend)

June 11, 12 pm - 4 pm: Shiloh Baptist Church, 5500 Scovill Ave Cleveland 44104 

June 25, 10 am - 2 pm: Antioch Baptist Church, 8869 Cedar Ave Cleveland 44106  

July 9, 10 am - 2 pm: Elizabeth Baptist Church, 6114 Francis Ave Cleveland 44127  

July 23, 10 am - 2 pm: Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, 8712 Quincy Ave Cleveland 44104 

August 6, 12 pm - 4 pm: Shiloh Baptist Church, 5500 Scovill Ave Cleveland 44104   

August 20, 10 am - 2 pm: Elizabeth Baptist Church, 6114 Francis Ave Cleveland 44127  

September 10, 10 am - 2 pm: South Euclid United Church of Christ, 4217 Bluestone Rd Cleveland 44121 

September 24, 10 am - 2 pm: Lee Road Baptist Church, 3970 Lee Rd. Cleveland 44128

For more information, contact the Centers for Families and Children at (216) 325-9355.

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