Americans offered free beer as latest incentive to get Covid-19 vaccine
It's not a bad shout to be fair to them.
Free beer is the latest White House-backed incentive to encourage Americans to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.
US President Joe Biden is set to announce a “month of action”, which he says is intended to get as many Americans vaccinated as possible before 4 July.
Speaking from the White House, Biden is expected to discuss plans to get 70% of adults partially vaccinated by Independence Day in the US in order to bring a sense of normalcy to the country for the summer.
The latest vaccine incentive in the the country has came courtesy of beer company Anheuser-Busch, which has announced plans to “buy Americans 21+ a round of beer” once Biden’s 70% goal is met.
Other incentives seen in the country in recent months have included giveaways, paid leave, and tickets to sporting events.
The firm announced it would give away the beer through a promotional giveaway on its website that will provide $5 credits to the first 200,000 people to respond when the nation reaches the vaccine threshold.
"We're teaming up with the White House in the fight against Covid. And we're doing it the best way we know how: bringing everyone together over a beer," the company said in a statement.
Anheuser-Busch added that what it described as its "biggest giveaway ever" will happen after the vaccination goal is met.
We’re teaming up with the @WhiteHouse in the fight against #COVID. And we’re doing it the best way we know how: bringing everyone together over a 🍺. Our biggest giveaway ever will be unlocked when we reach the vaccination goal by 7/4/21. #LetsGrabABeer https://t.co/lA8L3K2oZR pic.twitter.com/67epocqTqY
— Anheuser-Busch (@AnheuserBusch) June 2, 2021
The White House has said that Biden’s “month of action” will continue to use public and private-sector partnerships to encourage vaccination uptake.
At present, 62.8% of the adult US population have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
Meanwhile, 133.6 million people in the US are fully vaccinated against the virus.
The rate of new vaccinations in the US has slowed again to 600,000 per day, down from 80,000 per day during previous months and a peak of 2 million per day in April.