Biden gives new vaccine incentives, saying ‘get a shot and have a beer’

President Biden announced a new initiative Wednesday to get 70% of all American adults vaccinated by July 4th. Among the new incentives is a free beer for everyone over 21-years-old if the country reaches the goal.

Anheuser-Busch partnered with the Biden administration and will offer free beer on July 4th for everyone who’s been vaccinated. “That’s right,” Biden said in his speech following the announcement, “get a shot and have a beer.”

Now, 63% of the adult population has received at least one shot. 75% of all seniors are fully-vaccinated.

Biden has applauded innovative incentives from the beginning, pointing to Ohio’s lottery for the vaccinated on more than one occasion. During his speech he also promised tax credits to companies that give their employees paid time off to get vaccinated.

In a tweet Thursday, the president said this is all part of an effort to make this summer “dramatically different from last year’s.”

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