Would you like a vaccine with that? McDonald's is serving up a Covid vaccination campaign

Chicago, Illinois - McDonald's wants to be your number one source of fast food and accurate information about the Covid-19 vaccine. The #WeCanDoThis campaign hopes to inform customers with every purchase.

McDonald's will take measures to make sure its customers are informed about the importance of getting vaccinated.
McDonald's will take measures to make sure its customers are informed about the importance of getting vaccinated.  © 123RF/rumandawi

From coffee cups to a billboard in New York's Times Square, McDonald's is pulling out all the stops to get out accurate information about the Covid-19 vaccine.

In cooperation with the US Department of Health and Human Services, McDonald's announced on Tuesday the roll-out of the #WeCanDoThis vaccine.

The campaign is intended to draw attention to a website that provides more information on vaccinations.

Of about 330 million American citizens, nearly 32.7 million people have contracted the virus so far, and more than 581,000 people have died, more than any other country in the world in absolute numbers.

Nearly 60% of adults in the U.S. have already received at least one dose of the vaccine, but recently the pace of vaccination has declined significantly.

According to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, "Thanks to McDonald's, people will now be able to get trusted information about vaccines when they grab a cup of coffee or order a meal."

He emphasizes, "This effort will help more people make informed decisions about their health and learn about steps they can take to protect themselves and their communities."

What proportion of the population needs to be vaccinated for herd immunity to take over is a controversial matter, with estimates varying between about 70% to 90%.

Meanwhile, there are no shortage of ideas to convince people to get the Covid-19 vaccination, with some cities offering joints, hotdogs, and donuts if they get vaccinated!

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