Getting Vaccinations in Arms!

By Angelina Fardo '23, Pterocatyl Times Co-Editor

In order to encourage more people to get vaccinated, many companies and organizations are giving out free things including food, drinks, and event tickets.

Anyone who gets a Johnson & Johnson vaccine at a New York Baseball stadium before a game will receive a ticket to the upcoming game, for free! Fifty vaccinated football fans will get free tickets to the 2022 NFL Superbowl at the SoFi stadium. The American Museum of Natural History in New York is administering vaccines, and anybody who receives one will get a free general admission ticket to use in the future for a group of up to four people.

In Connecticut, some restaurants are giving out free drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) to patrons with vaccine tickets between May 19 and May 31, however, patrons must also purchase food in order to receive the drink. New Jersey is offering a free beer at some breweries to residents of age who received their first vaccine dose in May.

Budweiser is giving away a free beer to anybody of age who signs up on the company’s website until May 16. Krispy Kreme is giving away free glazed doughnuts at certain locations to anyone with at least one dose of the vaccine. White Castle is giving coupons for a free dessert on-a-stick for patrons with vaccine cards through May 31. Junior’s Cheesecake in Brooklyn is offering free mini cheesecakes to anyone with a vaccine card until Memorial Day.

Nathan’s Famous is giving free hot dogs to anyone who goes to their Coney Island location on the same day of their vaccination with their card.

Target is also giving out five dollar coupons to adults who get their shots at a CVS inside a Target. Office Depot and OfficeMax stores nation wide will make a laminated copy of vaccine cards for free through July 25. Staples has also been doing free card laminations, but their offer expired on May 1.

The World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Illinois is giving vaccinations at mobile sites on May 14 and 15, and anybody 18+ who gets vaccinated there will receive 100 free targets to use through October.

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice is trying to give away a $100 bond to any state resident between the ages of 16 and 35 who gets vaccinated. While this might not be possible, he is also working on other incentive for residents to receive their vaccines.