As the US vaccine rollout has slowed and fewer people than health officials would like have taken up the Coid-19 vaccine, many states are offering incentive schemes to encourage people to get vaccinated.
In some areas, people can get free taxis to vaccination centres and some venues are offering free beer as part of a “vaccine shot and a beer” programme. In one state, vaccinated residents could win $1million.
In New York City, mayor Bill de Blasio appeared on TV and ate fries to promote the city’s new scheme with fast food company ShakeShack, which offers free food to those who have been vaccinated.
De Blasio gave an on-air demonstration as he ate fries and a burger while discussing the scheme during a daily briefing.