For several weeks we have seen incentive programs when it comes to getting a COVID-19 vaccine, such as free beer or free donuts. Major League Baseball announced Friday that they are entering the action. The bold is a free ticket to one MLB game!
The most relevant details, from the official press release:
As the nation continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and communities work to increase vaccination rates, Major League Baseball announced today that it will partner with its 30 clubs to offer incentives to unvaccinated fans through a new program called “MLB Vaccinate At The Plate, “which takes place throughout June 2021.
Each of the 30 MLB clubs will host at least one event in June where unvaccinated fans will be able to receive a free ticket to a game if they receive a COVID-19 vaccination shot at the event. MLB clubs will have the flexibility to design the giveaway according to their own specifications, including where the event takes place, when in June it takes place, and if the tickets are good for today’s match or a game later in the 2021 season.
MLB clubs will work with a local healthcare professional or national pharmacy provider to administer the shots and provide the necessary health and safety precautions on site. Fans can find more information about the program and each club’s events at MLB.com/vaxine. The site will continue to be updated as clubs complete their plans throughout the month.
It seems that each team will work with the local groups that have already administered the vaccines, and then come up with campaigns of their choice. Not all teams will be exactly alike, so those interested should monitor the site of their local and / or favorite teams. The best guess is that it will take some time before it is implemented while the teams work on this, but in the end there will be some free tickets on the table for those who have not yet been vaccinated, but who are willing and able to do so in the near future. future.