A beloved Southern doughnut shop is doing its part to encourage everyone to get vaccinated against the novel Coronavirus with an especially sweet incentive.

Beginning Monday (March 22), those who present a COVID-19 vaccination card receive a FREE original glazed doughnut.  That's right--you can go to any Krispy Kreme nationwide and show your COVID-19 vaccine card and get a FREE doughnut.

Awesome.

We'd like to show our sweet support to those who have received the COVID-19 Vaccine. Starting today, bring your COVID-19...

Posted by Krispy Kreme Doughnuts on Monday, March 22, 2021

I chose to get a "Fauci Ouchie" to protect myself and my loved ones against the virus. I've lost friends and family members to COVID-19, so I took the first chance I got to receive my vaccine. My side effects were minimal--I had a headache and a sore arm with shot #1 and then experienced a day of cold-like symptoms with shot #2.

I obviously would have gotten my vaccine without knowing that there was a FREE doughnut on the other side, but still...

A FREE doughnut is a FREE doughnut, y'all.

You can check out Krispy Kreme's website for more information on their vaccination offer, and if you need to schedule your vaccination, check out the Alabama Department of Public Health's website or read more about the mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics planned in the state over the coming weeks.

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.