On Monday, officials at Krispy Kreme announced that they will be generously giving away their famous original glazed donuts for free to people who get the COVID vaccine.
Krispy Kreme is rolling ahead with this plan despite CDC warnings: "Having obesity increases the risk of severe illness from COVID-19. People who are overweight may also be at increased risk. Having obesity may triple the risk of hospitalization due to a COVID-19 infection."
The offer isn't just a one-time deal. At participating locations, you can keep coming back for more for the whole rest of the year 2021, as long as you bring that vaccination card with you. Stickers don't count for this special offer.
David Skena, Krispy Kreme's chief marketing officer, said:
"We all want to get COVID-19 behind us as fast as possible and we want to support everyone doing their part to make the country safe by getting vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available to them."
Krispy Kreme also stated in an official press release that it will also be actively delivering free donuts to vaccination centers nationwide in the near future, so that frontline workers and volunteers will also be able to share in the sweetness without shelling out.
Individuals taking advantage of this free offer may want to do so sparingly, for various reasons.