Jagger Lehouiller 5/20/21
WILLISTON VT– With vaccines rapidly rolling out around the world, hospitals and communities are finding ways to make the vaccine fun, a little more interesting, and more enticing for those who are reluctant.
Many US states are getting involved. Connecticut is offering a free fountain drink at select restaurants and stores for those who can provide a vaccination record; Connecticut is now also leading 4th in vaccination rates as of 5/21/21 in the US.
Not only is the US finding ways to draw in the community; it’s global. Even Romania is offering vaccines at Dracula’s Castle! According to the BBC, “Medics with fang stickers on their scrubs are offering Pfizer shots to everyone who visits the 14th-century Bran Castle in central Romania.”
Also in Washington and Wisconsin, select tap houses they are offering a free beer with proof of vaccination referred to as a “shot and chaser”.
Vermonters are getting coupons for a free ice cream with vaccination record. According to the Vermont Department of Agriculture, “All the participating creemee vendors have joined in this effort to help protect the public from the coronavirus by covering part of the cost of each creemee,” the agency wrote on its website. “The coupons are limited to the first 10,000 people who receive a vaccine dose on a first-come, first serve basis, until all coupons have been claimed.”
With vaccination rates on the rise, and new incentives getting people vaccinated, things are looking up for our communities.