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

Press Release Jul 27, 2021
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JBS Tolleson 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 Rapid Reliable Testing, the clinic will be held on Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The PHHacility (4600 E. Cotton Gin Loop, Phoenix) during the upcoming Back-to-School Bash.

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 poultry to feed a family of four for a year. Everyone who chooses to be vaccinated at the clinic will receive a free beef half strip. Over 78% of JBS Tolleson team members have been vaccinated to date. 

“As families gear up for another school year, we’re encouraging everyone in our community to do their part to end the pandemic and get their Covid-19 vaccine,” said Jerry Brown, JBS Tolleson plant manager. “We hope people will join us at this event to check a very important task off their to-do list, and potentially win free meat for a year as an added benefit.”

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.