Public Health Partners with Summerstock Charlotte and American Airlines to Offer New Incentive for COVID-19 Vaccine Recipients at This Weekend's Event
$25 Summer Cash Card incentive will also be available to eligible individuals
In partnership with Summerstock Charlotte and American Airlines, Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) is hosting a COVID-19 community vaccination clinic as part of the festival this Sunday, June 27, noon - 4 p.m at Camp Greene Park. Event attendees who are vaccinated on-site with MCPH will be entered into a drawing to win two roundtrip tickets to any destination American Airlines flies (first-class for U.S. domestic destinations; coach-class for international destinations). $25 Summer Cash Cards will also be available this weekend. Anyone 18+ who gets vaccinated with a first dose — or drives someone for a first dose vaccination —will receive the $25 Cash Card (restrictions apply).
“American Airlines is proud to play a role in this effort by Mecklenburg County to boost vaccination rates in Charlotte, where American has its second largest hub,” said Nate Gatten, Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs for American Airlines. “We know vaccines are key to beating COVID-19 and getting back to activities like visiting loved ones and traveling for leisure and business. Our team welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the great work happening at the local and federal level to defeat the pandemic.”
MCPH encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Eligible individuals can simply walk up for a vaccination at the Summerstock Charlotte event, make an appointment here or by calling the COVID-19 hotline at 980-314-9400 (Option 3 for English and Option 8 for Spanish). MCPH will be offering the Pfizer-BioNTech (both first and second doses) and Johnson & Johnson vaccine at this event.
“We appreciate the continued support from the community and partners like Summerstock and American Airlines, in helping to keep the importance of getting vaccinated at the forefront of conversation in the County,” said Public Health Director Gibbie Harris. “We continue to be encouraged by our vaccination rates, but we still have work to do to reach our goal of vaccinating our community.”
For anyone needing COVID-19 vaccination transportation assistance, there are a variety of options:
Contact the Mecklenburg Transportation System at 980-314-7600.
Eligible residents can call RIDE UNITED NC at 1-844-771-RIDE for help scheduling free round-trip rides to vaccine appointments.
Uber and Lyft are offering free rides to a vaccination clinic through July 4.
More information about the COVID-19 vaccine and ongoing vaccination events is available at www.MeckNC.gov/COVID-19 or by calling the Public Health COVID-19 hotline at 980-314-9400.
Mecklenburg County vaccine providers are administering three safe and highly effective COVID-19 vaccines that have been issued Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration: Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer-BioNTech. These COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone at no cost to the person receiving the vaccine, no matter whether you have health insurance.
About the American Airlines COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive
Summerstock event attendees who are vaccinated on-site with MCPH will be entered into a drawing to win two roundtrip tickets to any destination American Airlines flies (first-class for U.S. domestic destinations; coach-class for international destinations). To drive turnout to the event, anyone who shows a proof of vaccination record card will also be entered to win.
Individuals do not need to be present to win but must attend the festival and register on-site in order to be selected from the raffle. The winner will be provided full Terms and Conditions and must sign a prize winner letter in order to accept the travel award.
About Summerstock Charlotte
Summerstock Charlotte begins at 11 a.m., Sunday, June 27 at Camp Greene Park. The event is being led by Health Empowerment Renewal, known as “H.E.R.”, a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization, with support from other local partners. The event will celebrate Charlotte’s live art, food and beverage, and multicultural creative scenes at an outdoor extravaganza. Artists from Charlotte and surrounding counties will gather with locals to safely take to the outdoors and celebrate the life of Charlotte through the arts. Electrifying performances, mural paintings, and a bike trail are a part of the many activities for the festival. More information about the event is available at http://www.summerstockclt.com/.
For more information on COVID-19 including vaccination events, please visit mecknc.gov/COVID-19 or call 980-314-9400.
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Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.