When you hear the term “vaccine incentive”, beer probably does not come to mind. Joe Biden announced that if his vaccination goal is reached, one of America’s biggest beer manufacturers will provide beer for free on Independence Day.
Breitbart reported, “Anheuser-Busch announced that if President Joe Biden’s goal of getting 70 percent of Americans vaccinated is realized, they will buy up to 200,000 registered adults a beer.
“Participants over 21 years of age will receive a $5.00 digital pre-paid card that can be used to purchase one Anheuser-Busch product.”
This offer will only be valid if Joe Biden’s far out goal is reached. Currently less than half of America is fully vaccinated.
“To top it off. Anheuser-Busch announced that beer is on them on July the 4th,” he said. “That’s right. Get a shot and have a beer. Free beer for everyone 21 years or older to celebrate independence from the virus.” Joe Biden announced Wednesday.
Unfortunately a single beer, likely is not enough to convince a skeptical American to get the vaccine. For many, $5.00 is less than what it costs to drive to a vaccination site and home, and then eventually to the bar.
This is certainly a good gesture, and a nice incentive, but it’s unlikely that it will speed up the vaccination process.