Biden declares June 'national month of action' for COVID-19 vaccinations

Budweiser beer cans

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"Get a shot and have a beer", Biden said, advertising the promotion even though he himself refrains from drinking alcohol.

"The science was done under Democratic and Republican administrations".

"Do it for yourself". The administration says more than 1,000 such events will be held this weekend alone.

That's the mission behind Anheuser-Busch's plans to shell out free beer to Americans over the drinking age of 21 if 70% of US adults have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine by July 4 in support of the White House's campaign to encourage more people to get vaccinated. "Young people are much less likely to die from COVID, but if you do not get vaccinated, you could get COVID sooner or later". 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.

Finally, Biden asked all Americans to help others in their direct circles to get vaccinated - whether that's driving someone to a vaccination site or registering them online.

Aiming to make injections even more convenient, Biden is announcing that many pharmacies are extending their hours this month - and thousands will remain open overnight on Fridays.

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WASHINGTON - Dangling everything from sports tickets to a free beer, President Joe Biden is looking for that extra something - anything - that will get people to roll up their sleeves for COVID-19 shots when the promise of a life-saving vaccine by itself hasn't been enough.

© Evan Vucci/AP Vice President Kamala Harris listens as President Joe Biden answers a question after speaking about the COVID-19 vaccination program, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, June 2, 2021, in Washington.

Anheuser-Busch is teaming up with the White House to offer free beer in order to encourage more American adults to get vaccinated for the coronavirus.

As part of the effort to drive Americans to get shots, the White House is borrowing some tools from political campaigns, including phone banks, door-knocking and texting.

The U.S. still needs to vaccinate roughly 20 million adults in the next month to reach Biden's goal by July Fourth. OH health officials reported a spike in people getting their vaccines after Governor Mike DeWine announced the state would award five vaccinated residents $1 million each to boost vaccination rates.

About 52% of the country's adult population is fully vaccinated, Biden said, noting that almost 170 million Americans have gotten at least one shot. West Virginia is giving $100 savings bonds to residents between the ages of 16 and 35 who get their shots, while the first 100,000 Minnesota residents who receive their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine before June 30 will be eligible for rewards. Seventy percent of adults in 12 states have already received at least one shot, and more than 28 states and the District of Columbia have fully vaccinated at least half of their adult populations.

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