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Pilgrim’s to hold free vaccination clinic at Georgia facility

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Pilgrim’s Gainesville has 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 Good News Clinic and the Northeast Georgia Latino Chamber of Commerce, the clinic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Midtown Villages Housing Authority for the City of Gainesville (854 Davis St.).

As part of Pilgrim’s goal 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.

To date, 76 percent of Pilgrim’s Gainesville team members have been vaccinated.

“We’re all in this together to help stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Stephen Shepard, Pilgrim’s Gainesville complex manager. “Come show your commitment to our community by rolling up a sleeve and enter for the chance to win free meat for a year.”

Pilgrim’s has promoted vaccination among its workforce of more than 31,000 U.S. 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, the company noted, adding that it wants to help raise local community vaccination rates to help safeguard its hometowns across the country.

The Pilgrim’s “Your Shot at Free Meat for a Year” sweepstakes campaign builds on the company’s Hometown Strong initiative, a $20 million investment in local communities where Pilgrim’s operates.

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