Beer is the final vaccine incentive for Biden’s ‘Action Month’ | Your money
WASHINGTON (AP) – Free beer is latest White House-backed incentive for Americans to get COVID-19 shots, as President Joe Biden announces ‘month of action’ Wednesday to get more shots of fire before the holidays of July 4th.
Speaking from the White House, Biden is set to brief the nation on the vaccination rollout and his plans to get 70% of adults partially vaccinated before Independence Day – critical to his goal of bringing back the nation to a sense of pre-pandemic normalcy this summer. The latest vaccine sweetener, supplied by Anheuser-Busch, relies on other incentives such as cash giveaways, sports tickets or paid vacation time, to keep pace with US injections.
The White House said Biden’s “Action Month” would continue to use public-private partnerships to encourage Americans to roll up their sleeves, attracting businesses, social media influencers, colleges, celebrities and community organizations to help spread awareness of the benefits of vaccination and encourage them to get vaccinated.
To date, 62.8% of the U.S. adult population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 133.6 million are fully immunized. The rate of new vaccinations slowed again to an average of less than 600,000 per day, from over 800,000 per day when incentives such as lotteries were announced, and from a peak of nearly 2 million per day early April when demand for vaccines was high. higher.
Anheuser-Busch announced Wednesday morning that it will “buy Americans 21 and over a beer tour” once Biden’s 70% goal is met through a promotional giveaway on its website that will offer credits $ 5 for the first 200,000 people to respond when the nation hits the immunization threshold.
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