Mississippi has one of the country's lowest vaccination rates and is experiencing a COVID-19 surge that's putting ICUs near capacity.
Starting Friday, New York City is offering $100 to anyone who goes to a city-run site to get their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
"We're hoping over the next few days and few weeks that we will see some significant improvement in our numbers," Gov. Roy Cooper said on Friday.
US states have scrambled to incentivize COVID-19 vaccinations in order to reach herd immunity as interest in the shots has plateaued.