Officials with Krispy Kreme announced Wednesday that for one week, they will give two free doughnuts to people who show proof that they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 to show support “for those who are protecting themselves and others by getting vaccinated.”
People who show their vaccination cards between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5 will get a free original glazed doughnut and an original glazed heart doughnut as part of the company’s “Show Your Heart” campaign. To qualify for the freebies, guests will need to have gotten at least one dose of any of the COVID-19 vaccines available nationwide.
The offer, which can be redeemed at participating locations in the U.S., is available for in-store and drive-thru customers. It is not available through online ordering or delivery.
Previously, the company announced that it would offer a free original glazed doughnut to anyone who shows their vaccination card at any of their U.S. locations through the end of 2021. Officials said that offer will continue through the rest of the year.
“We all hoped we’d be near the end of this pandemic by now,” Dave Skena, chief marketing officer for Krispy Kreme, said Wednesday in a statement. “We’re not. So, please consider getting vaccinated if you’ve not done so already. And then enjoy and share two amazing doughnuts with our heart-felt thanks.”
People who are not vaccinated are not eligible for the giveaway, though they will be able to purchase original glazed heart doughnuts between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5.
“We understand that choosing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine is a highly personal decision,” Krispy Kreme officials said on the company’s website. “We advise all employees and guests to consult with their healthcare provider regarding whether to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination and which vaccine to receive after viewing the available information.”
The amped-up giveaway was announced days after regulators gave full approval to Pfizer and BioNTech for use of their COVID-19 vaccine in people aged 16 and older.
As of Tuesday, more than 51% of the U.S. population, or 171.3 million people, have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Officials said 202 million people, or about 61% of the population, have gotten at least one dose of one of the available vaccines.
Since the start of the pandemic, officials have reported more than 38 million COVID-19 cases nationwide, resulting in over 630,900 deaths, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins. Globally, 213.4 million COVID-19 cases have been reported, resulting in 4.4 million deaths, according to Johns Hopkins.
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