President Joe Biden has come up with new incentives, including free beer, to encourage Americans to get Covid vaccination. Biden on Wednesday announced June a "national month of action." Amidst the pandemic that has been the cause of deaths of over 600,000 Americans so far, he has urged Americans to get vaccinated.

He tweeted, "We are announcing a month-long effort to get 70% of adult Americans vaccinated. It will take everyone doing their part so we can declare our independence from COVID-19 and free ourselves from the grip it has held over our lives."

Biden has unveiled a five-part plan to reach the vaccination goal. The incentives include free food, beer and tickets, reported Fox News.

The POTUS said that 52% of adults are now fully vaccinated. "Fully vaccinated are safely shredding their masks and greeting one another with a smile. Grandparents are hugging their grandkids again. Small business owners are reopening storefronts and restaurants because of the vaccination strategy," he added.

Biden said that after battling a pandemic, the country is headed into a "summer of freedom. A summer of joy. A summer of get-togethers and celebrations. An all-American summer that this country deserves after a long, long, dark winter that we’ve all endured." But he also sounded a warning saying: "if you’re unvaccinated, you’re still at risk of getting seriously ill or dying, or spreading disease to others."

He had a message for the youth who have been more resistant to getting vaccinated than seniors. He said that "for young people, who may think this doesn’t affect you, listen up please. This virus, even a mild case, can be with you for months." Biden warned young Americans that it can affect "your social life" and "could have long term implications for your health."

Stressing on its safety, the President said, "The vaccine is free, it’s safe, and it’s effective."

"Getting the vaccine is not a partisan act. The science was done under Democratic and Republican administrations. In fact, the first vaccines were authorized under a Republican president and widely deployed by a Democratic president."

To reach his goal, he’s "launching month-long effort" to make it easier to get vaccinated. "Starting next week many vaccination sites will offer extended hours during the month of June, including pharmacies that will be open 24 hours every Friday night," Biden said.

He announced that his administration will start a national vaccination tour to encourage people to take the shot. Biden said that there with be "shots at the shop," which includes joining hands with barber and beauty shops in the Black and Brown communities.

He also mentioned a partnership with Anheuser-Busch, a popular brewing company, to offer free beer on July 4 for everyone 21 and over who’s got the jab, if Biden’s goal is reached. "Get a shot and have a beer. Free beer for everyone 21 years or over to celebrate the independence from the virus," he said according to CNN.

Among other incentives, employers can cash in tax credits if they let employees feeling side effects from the jab take some time off.

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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a joint press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the East Room of the White House on May 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. Moon Jae-in is the second world leader to be hosted by President Biden at the White House. Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

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