In Kennewick, Washington, the Benton County Jail is offering free packets of ramen to inmates if they agree to get the COVID-19 vaccine. As of Monday, almost 100 inmates have taken advantage of the program. From the Seattle Times:
The offer is advertised around the jail with fliers featuring a larger-than-life photo of the seasoned, wavy noodles and a headline that says SOUPS FOR SHOTS.
"To encourage and support COVID vaccination efforts, the Benton County Department of Corrections will be providing each inmate that starts their vaccination series with 10 FREE RAMEN NOODLE SOUPS!!!" say posters around the jail in Kennewick.