By Adam Roberts – 6/4/2021
The push for COVID vaccines continues as President Biden remains adamant the US can reach 70% of Americans with at least one shot by the Fourth of July. To get to that point, a number of organizations have offered incentives to individuals electing to receive the vaccines. Keeping with that theme, Major League Baseball is giving away tickets to games to encourage Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The league has announced its MLB Vaccinate at the Plate program. All 30 clubs, Brewers included, will host at least one event this month where unvaccinated fans get a free ticket if they get their shot at the event. Each club can set its own procedures for how to make the program work. Many of the ballparks have already been used as vaccination sites, with more than a million Americans getting their shots at ballparks.
The Bucks hosted a similar kind of event with mobile vaccination sites at Fiserv Forum, albeit without the free ticket incentive.