Kroger Health, the health care division of The Kroger Co, announced Thursday that it is launching a $5 million giveaway to motivate more people to get the Covid-19 vaccine and support the Biden administration’s goal of administering at least one shot to 70% of the US adult population by July 4, according to a company news release. The giveaway begins today, and winners will be selected weekly
“Between June 3, 2021 and July 10, 2021, Kroger Health is giving away $5 million, reflecting a $1 million winner each week for five weeks, as well as 50 “groceries for a year,” ten each week for five weeks, each valued at $13,000 (which is the equivalent of $250 a week for 52 weeks),” the release said.
New York: In New York, 8,373,820 vaccine doses have been administered in said Mayor de Blasio. But now to increase the numbers New York City officials will park mobile vaccine buses outside popular nightlife destinations in the city in an effort to get younger New Yorkers vaccinated, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday.
The program, nicknamed “Shots and Shots,” will focus on downtown Brooklyn and the West Village this Thursday and Friday night, de Blasio said.
The Mayor’s son, Dante, will also be on hand to encourage young adults to get vaccinated. Additionally, the mayor said some individual businesses will also offer their own concurrent incentives, such as offering a “shot for a shot.”
New York City is also continuing its efforts to get children ages 12 to 17 vaccinated as well.
In addition to in-school vaccinations beginning in the Bronx on Friday, the city will soon be hosting “Youth Vax Block Parties” in various neighborhoods to reach more 12- to 17-year-olds by hosting community events with pediatricians to answer questions and offer information to parents and kids.
Chicago: The city of Chicago will fully reopen on June 11, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a tweet Thursday.