North Texas Businesses Offer Incentives For Residents to Get Vaccine – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Businesses, sports teams and the Dallas Regional Chamber Tuesday launched a new promotion to incentivize more North Texans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and to help get business booming again.

Ronyell Byere said she was reluctant to get the shot because of rare COVID-19 vaccine side effects but decided to protect herself Tuesday.

“And my loved ones. I would never want to catch COVID, give it to them, and something bad happens to them,” she said.

The new promotion, posted at takecareofbusinessdfw.org, helped persuade her to take action.

Residents of Dallas, Tarrant, Collin or Denton County who are vaccinated between June 9 and Aug. 31 and sign up at the website will be eligible for prizes. Drawings will be held July 30 and Sep. 7.

Though streets are busier and stores are open, Dallas Regional Chamber President Dale Petroskey said business was still well below pre-pandemic levels.

“Leisure and hospitality is down more than…

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