Over half of adult Americans now fully vaccinated, Biden says

Over half of adult Americans now fully vaccinated, Biden says

Over half of adult Americans now fully vaccinated, Biden says

In order to do that Biden declared the month of June a "month of action" to accelerate vaccine uptake. Americans will get to choose from free beer, seltzer, a non-alcoholic beverage or other A-B products which includes a selection of more than 100 products once 70% of the country is vaccinated, which will be determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The "Let's Grab a Beer" initiative, as it's called, will be the brand's biggest giveaway in history as an effort to incentivize more Americans to get vaccinated.

As part of its "Let's Grab a Beer" initiative, the company will give Americans of legal drinking age a free beer when the US reaches the White House's benchmark of 70% of adults partially vaccinated by July 4. He also announced four of the nation's largest child care providers - KinderCare, Learning Care Group, the YMCA and Bright Horizons - will offer free drop-in child care to all parents and caregivers getting vaccinated or recovering from a shot.

"N$3 ow that we are at this pivotal moment where people are excited to be together again, it only makes sense that we would unite our full portfolio and take this action to encourage people to get vaccinated", said Anheuser-Busch chief marketing officer Marcel Marcondes in a news release.

Biden will also announce that he is assigning Vice President Kamala Harris to lead a "We Can Do This" vaccination tour to encourage shots.

"Get a shot and have a beer", Biden said, advertising the promotion even though he himself refrains from drinking alcohol. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 62.8% of the US adult population have received at least one dose of their vaccines, while 51.7% of American adults are fully vaccinated. Harris' travel will be focused on the South, where vaccination rates are among the lowest in the country, while other officials will travel to areas of the Midwest with below average rates.

The lengths to which the U.S.is resorting to convince Americans to take a shot stands in contrast to much of the world, where vaccines are far less plentiful.

Despite the promise of plane tickets and gift cards, among other perks, Biden's remarks also come as the pace of vaccinations slow in the U.S. In the last week, the country saw a 30% decrease in doses administered per day.

To make sure the surplus doesn't go unused, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday the USA will announce its plan to distribute 80 million vaccines overseas in the next two weeks. The administration says more than 1,000 such events will be held this weekend alone. America's mayors are joining the effort by launching a competition to see which city can grow its vaccination rate the most by July Fourth.

During the campaign to boost vaccinations, the White House has launched partnerships with private-sector companies to make it easier for Americans to get their coronavirus shots. Major League Baseball will host on-site vaccine clinics and ticket giveaways at games. The company says it will hand out credits to however many people qualify.

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