DC awards its first $25,000 scholarship as part of incentive to get vaccinated

The city launched its vaccine incentive program on Aug. 7 to boost immunization rates, with a focus on Wards 5, 7 and 8 — wards with high concentrations of poverty and low vaccination rates. So far, 938 children between the ages of 12 and 17 have received their vaccinations at a designated site. Six hundred of these children live in Wards, 5, 7 or 8.