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Major League Baseball announced efforts to encourage fans to receive the experimental COVID-19 injection. All 30 teams will host at least one event in June where unvaccinated fans will receive a free ticket to a game if they get a COVID injection at the event.

Each team will have the flexibility to create the giveaway using their own terms — including where the event is hosted and when it takes place. Tickets may be good for that day’s game or a game later in the 2021 season.

Teams will work with local healthcare providers or a national pharmacy provider to administer the shot and provide the necessary on-site health and safety precautions.

“Major League Baseball wants to play a role in expanding widespread adoption of the vaccines which have proven to be safe and effective,” said Dr. Gary Green, Medical Director of MLB. “As more people get vaccinated, the rate of infection decreases and more areas of society can safely reopen. We are proud of the efforts MLB Clubs are taking to help in this effort.”

Author: Jacob Hall