CVS said it has administered more than 17 million COVID-19 vaccines in long-term care and retail settings and is now offering vaccinations at more than 9,600 CVS locations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.
Other companies that are offering COVID vaccine incentives are Krispy Kreme and Budweiser. United Airlines announced Monday new or existing members of its MileagePlus loyalty program who upload their vaccination records to United’s mobile app by June 22 will be entered to win free flights for a year’s worth of travel.
Ohio recently launched a $1 million prize, and New York and Maryland are hosting lotteries offering people who get vaccinated a chance to win money.
President Joe Biden’s administration is trying to convince other Americans to sign up for shots, arguing vaccines offer a return to normal life. White House health officials have even waded into offering dating advice. They are teaming up with dating apps to offer a new reason to “swipe right” by featuring vaccination badges on profiles and in-app bonuses for people who have gotten their shots.