The idea of getting vaccinated had been rolling around in the back of Tyler Morsch’s mind for weeks. As a 28-year-old, he didn’t feel in any particular danger, but he finally decided he should start looking for a Covid-19 vaccination clinic this week. Then he heard the magic words.
“Free beer,” he said.
Saturday was the first day that Erie County worked with a local microbrewery to host its Shot and a Chaser program, offering individuals who got their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at Resurgence Brewing Company a free pint glass and coupon for the vaccinated person’s drink of choice.
Efforts like this targeting the ~20% of the population who will get vaccinated if it’s convenient are what we should be concentrating on, not the noisy MAGAt anti-vaxxers. One exception: someone should buy billboards in the biggest Fox News markets pointing out that Tucker Carlson has been vaccinated for (probably) months.