JBS USA to Hold Beardstown Vaccination Clinic, Give Away Free Meat for a Year

Press Release Jul 21, 2021
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JBS Beardstown today announced it will hold a free Covid-19 vaccine clinic and give away free meat for a year to one lucky winner who gets vaccinated. In partnership with the Cass County Health Department, the clinic will be held on July 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Beardstown Square.

As part of the JBS USA mission to vaccinate Americans in the rural communities where the company operates, it is awarding one winner who receives their first vaccine at the clinic with free beef, pork and chicken to feed a family of four for a year. Everyone who chooses to be vaccinated at the clinic will receive a free half pork loin and a free pork chop sandwich. Over 66% of JBS Beardstown team members have been vaccinated to date. 

“Providing a meaningful incentive to encourage vaccinations is just one way we show our community that we care,” said JT Hopkins, JBS Beardstown plant manager. “We remain completely focused on keeping our team members safe and healthy, and making sure members of our community have the opportunity to be vaccinated is an important step forward.”

JBS USA has promoted vaccination among its workforce of more than 66,000 employees with great success. The company’s vaccination program includes onsite clinics, paid time off, a $100 incentive bonus and a multi-lingual education campaign. As a result of these efforts, nearly 70% of its U.S. workforce has been vaccinated compared with a vaccination rate of only 49% for the U.S. population.

The vaccination rate of team members at many of the JBS facilities exceeds the average rate of vaccination in the surrounding community by more than 2-3 times. JBS USA wants to help change this dynamic and raise local community vaccination rates to help safeguard its hometowns across the country. 

The JBS USA “Your Shot at Free Meat for a Year” sweepstakes campaign builds on the company’s Hometown Strong initiative, which is contributing more than $70 million to support its local communities across the country during the pandemic. Learn more here.