New Orleans incentive for getting vaccine: free crawfish

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It’s a uniquely Louisiana-styled incentive for people to get a COVID-19 vaccination: Organizers of a New Orleans vaccination event on Thursday will offer a free jab in the arm — and a free pound of boiled crawfish.

The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports that the vaccine promotion is being arranged by local business incubator Propeller, City Councilman Jay Banks, the city health department and longtime local seafood dealer Cajun Seafood. Propeller will host the event at its officers, which are near Cajun Seafood.

It’s one of numerous vaccination events held day to day in New Orleans, where as of late April roughly 43% of city residents had received at least one vaccine dose.