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Krispy Kreme Offers Free Doughnuts for a Year With Proof of Vaccine

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Krispy Kreme in South End (Photo by Justin LaFrancois)

The most recent data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services shows that our state has administered 3,754,848 doses of the vaccine to residents over the past three months. With a new offering announced today by Krispy Kreme, there is an opportunity for more than 958 million free doughnuts to be given out in N.C. before the end of 2021.

Starting Monday, guests at Krispy Kreme locations around the country with a vaccination card can receive a free original glazed doughnut at any time, on any day, and again on every remaining day in 2021.

“We all want to get COVID-19 behind us as fast as possible and we want to support everyone doing their part to make the country safe by getting vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available to them,” Dave Skena, chief marketing officer at the Winston-Salem-based doughnut chain, said in a statement Monday.

The corporation will also be offering delivery of free doughnuts to health-care workers and volunteers who are helping administer vaccines at select vaccination sites throughout the country. Additionally, they will offer up to four hours of paid time off to encourage employees to receive their vaccine.

You do not need to have both doses of the vaccine and it makes no difference if you receive the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you will just need to show a vaccination card proving that you have started the process.

Vaccine hesitancy is spread throughout many communities and exists for a variety of reasons. Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) has released 12 facts and insights on the vaccine and hesitancy surrounding it by Sherita Golden, chief diversity officer at JHM.

Free doughnuts from Krispy Kreme mixed with Joe Bruno’s unending search for open vaccine appointments in the Charlotte area, and President Joe Biden saying we will have enough doses for every adult in the United States by May, how could we not get to the other side of this?

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