Companies, groups offer free perks when patrons get coronavirus vaccine

Have you gotten your COVID-19 vaccine? Are you just holding off? Would freebies help push you over the finish line to get inoculated against the coronavirus?

>> Read more trending news

Groups and companies are offering perks for those who roll up their sleeves and get the COVID-19 shot.

The Atlanta Braves will have the vaccine available to anyone eligible who wants one when they play the Philadelphia Phillies Friday and Saturday, The Associated Press reported. They will also get two free tickets to a future Braves game. Fans are being asked to preregister here, but if there are supplies available, walk-ups may be accepted too. They must also have a ticket to the game when the vaccines are dispensed.

The NFL is offering 50 vaccinated football fans tickets to the Super Bowl.

>>Related: Super Bowl 2022: NFL offering 50 free tickets to select vaccinated fans

West Virginia and Maryland are paying people to get vaccinated.

In New Jersey, the state is running a promotion called “Shot and a Beer” where local breweries will give a free beer to residents who are old enough and get their first coronavirus vaccine this month, The Washington Post reported. A similar event is happing in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center, where anyone who shows up for a Johnson & Johnson vaccine will get a free drink.

Free drinks were also offered in New Orleans and Connecticut.

In Randolph County, Illinois, a shooting and recreation complex offered 100 free targets for trap, skeet or sporting clay shooting when visitors had their vaccine.

Memphis is raffling off a new car, including a Chevrolet Camero or a Nissan Altima, Fox 13 Memphis reported.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so far there have been nearly 252 million doses dispensed.


More coronavirus pandemic coverage:

>> Coronavirus vaccines: CDC separates myths from facts

>> Coronavirus: Should we be wearing two masks when we go out in public?

>> Coronavirus: How long between exposure to the virus and the start of symptoms?

>> What are your chances of coming into contact with someone who has COVID-19? This tool will tell you

>> Wash your masks: How to clean a cloth face covering

>> Fact check: Will masks lower the oxygen level, raise the carbon dioxide in your blood?

>> How to not let coronavirus pandemic fatigue set in, battle back if it does