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Photo: Whitney Curtis/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Anheuser-Busch announced Wednesday it is partnering with the White House to offer its "biggest beer giveaway ever" if the U.S. reaches President Biden's goal of having 70% of adults partially vaccinated by July 4.

Why it matters: The campaign to "buy America’s next round of beer" comes as states, businesses and employers have sought creative ways to get shots in arms, as vaccination rates have dropped since April.

  • About 63% of adults have gotten their first dose, and about half the country has been fully inoculated, according to CDC data.

How it works: Interested applicants over the age of 21 "will simply upload a picture of themselves in their favorite place to grab a beer" to MyCooler.com/Beer to enter to get a $5 digital pre-paid card that can be used to purchase their free drink. The giveaway is limited to the first 200,000 people.

  • “[N]ow that we are at this pivotal moment where people are excited to be together again, it only makes sense that we would unite our full portfolio and take this action to encourage people to get vaccinated," said Anheuser-Busch chief marketing officer Marcel Marcondes in a news release.

The big picture: States and cities are offering incentives, like lottery-style cash giveaways, as part of their efforts to boost vaccination rates. Employers have offered bonuses and time off to workers, which the federal government recently declared is legally permissible.

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Los Angeles school district mandates COVID vaccines for students 12 and older

Students walk the hallway at Hollywood High School in Los Angeles, Calif.

The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education approved a measure Thursday mandating eligible students in the nation's second-biggest school district to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Why it matters: It's the first major school district to require vaccines for students — a move that may set a precedent for school districts across the country to follow.

Sep 9, 2021 - Health

Latinos have higher vaccination rates in big cities

A doctor administers COVID-19 vaccine for NYC Council Member Ruben Diaz Sr. at Doctor Medical Urgent Care in the Bronx, which serves a large community of people of color. Photo: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

The number of Latinos getting vaccinated against the coronavirus in some of the most populated cities in the U.S. is slowly increasing.

Driving the news: Latinos have surpassed whites in the percentage of fully vaccinated adults in New York City. They represent 29.1% of the city's population and non-hispanic whites are 32.1%.

GOP governors, RNC threaten legal action over Biden's vaccine mandate

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. Photo: Austin McAfee/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

A number of Republican governors and the Republican National Committee vowed to take the Biden administration to court over the president's plan to mandate COVID-19 vaccination or testing for more than 80 million private-sector employees.

Driving the news: The new rule is part of a six-pronged plan by the administration to ramp up efforts to combat the nation's latest surge in virus cases and hospitalizations due to the Delta variant.