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Updated: August 11, 2021 01:29 PM
Created: August 11, 2021 01:14 PM
The Minnesota Vikings are partnering with state officials in the fight against COVID-19. Walk-up vaccination sites will be available prior to preseason games at U.S. Bank Stadium, starting on Saturday.
The Vikings have preseason games scheduled against the Denver Broncos (Saturday) and the Indianapolis Colts (Aug. 21).
Prior to Saturday's 3 p.m. matchup, both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be offered beginning at noon.
The following game, scheduled to start at 7 p.m., vaccines will be available starting at 4 p.m. The mobile vaccination bus—which will be located next to the stadium's light rail station near Chicago Avenue—will remain open for three hours until kickoff.
Anyone 12 and older is eligible to receive a vaccination.
"As we welcome back Vikings fans to U.S. Bank Stadium for home games this season, we have an opportunity to continue supporting the fight against COVID-19," said Vikings Chief Operating Officer Andrew Miller. "These walk-up vaccination clinics are a continuation of our partnership with the State of Minnesota following the successful vaccination clinics at TCO Performance Center and U.S. Bank Stadium this offseason. We encourage unvaccinated fans attending the games or anyone enjoying the pregame festivities to participate in a walk-up vaccination and join us in the effort to eradicate this virus."
For both events, the first 100 fans to receive a vaccination will have an opportunity to choose from a variety of autographed Vikings mini helmets. In addition, all vaccine recipients from the two events will be entered into a drawing in which two winners will each receive two tickets to the Medtronic Club for the team's matchup against the Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium on Nov. 21.
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