Donnie Bradley, general manager of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts of Plank Road, talks about his hot donut products Tuesday after a bell-ringing ceremony, usually indicating the new arrival of a new batch of hot doughnuts, but also announcing the re-opening of the new Istrouma High School.

Businesses are trying to encourage more people in Louisiana to get vaccinated against COVID by offering free items and services.

Here's what's available in the area:

Free doughnuts

Right now at Krispy Kreme, anyone who shows their COVID-19 vaccination record card from the CDC will get a free original glazed doughnut.

The card needs to show that the person has received at least one of the two shots for Moderna or Pfizer or one shot of the Johnson & Johnson shot.

Vaccine stickers don't qualify for the promotion.

Baton Rouge has a krispy Kreme store located at 5504 Plank Rd.

Free card lamination

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Staples, Office Depot and Office Max are offering free lamination when customers present their vaccine card.

Baton Rouge has four Office Depot stores:

  • 7074 Siegen Ln
  • 3116 College Dr
  • 9001 Florida Blvd SUITE D
  • 7540 Bluebonnet Blvd

Free movie tickets

Over in New Orleans, Prytania Theatre owner Robert Brunet is offering free movie admission to anyone who shows proof of vaccine until March 30, with more anticipated offerings throughout the year.

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Staff writer Carlie Kollath Wells contributed to this report.