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

Press Release Jul 20, 2021
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JBS Cactus 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 Texas Department of Health, the clinic will be held on July 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Moore County Court House during the Downtown Dumas Sip & Shop.

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. Nearly 60% of JBS Cactus team members have been vaccinated to date. 

“Through this free meat sweepstakes, our team is going the extra mile to show our commitment to protecting the Cactus community,” said Manny Guerrero, JBS Cactus plant manager. “Every vaccine received helps keep our team members and their families safe and healthy, and that’s our top priority.”

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.