Washington (newsnation now) — Free beer is the latest White House-backed incentive for Americans to get vaccinated for COVID-19, as President Joe Biden is “in action” on Wednesday to get more shots in the arms ahead of the July 4 holiday. month” is announced.
Biden is set to update the nation on Wednesday’s vaccination rollout and They plan to partially vaccinate 70% of adults by Independence Day – Essential to its goal of bringing the country back to normalcy this summer.
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The latest vaccine sweetener, provided by Anheuser-Busch, builds on other incentives such as cash lottery, game tickets or paid vacations to keep Americans up to speed on getting shots.
The White House said Biden’s “Month of Action” will continue to use public and private sector partnerships to encourage Americans to roll up their sleeves for businesses, social media influencers, colleges, celebrities and community organizations. To help spread the word about it. Benefits of vaccination and encouraging them to get the shot.
So far 62.8% of the adult US population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 133.6 million have received full vaccinations, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.
The rate of new vaccinations has slowed again to an average of less than 600,000 per day when incentives such as lotteries were announced, and down from more than 800,000 per day, and around 2 per day in early April. Below the peak of the million when the demand for shots was very high.
Anheuser-Busch announced Wednesday morning It will buy “Americans 21+ a round of beer” once Biden’s 70% target is met through a promotional giveaway on its website, the first 200,000 people to respond when the nation reaches its vaccine limit. Will provide $5 credit.
So far, about 12 states have met Biden’s goal of getting 70% of adults vaccinated by July 4, according to the CDC. The states are California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
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