Six Flags is stepping up efforts to encourage people to get vaccinated against Covid. Today, the theme park chain announced that its Chicago-area park - Six Flags Great America - is donating 50,000 one-day tickets to the State of Illinois in support of Covid vaccination efforts.
"Six Flags is honored to partner with state leaders to encourage Illinois residents to get vaccinated, especially in underserved communities," Six Flags President and CEO Mike Spanos said. "We appreciate Governor Pritzker’s leadership on this initiative and we look forward to moving to Phase 5 very soon."
Tickets will be distributed to newly vaccinated Illinois residents through local health department initiatives and community organization vaccine education campaigns, Six Flags said. In addition to the ticket offer, Six Flags Great America will be hosting mobile vaccination teams at the park on the first weekend of June, to further support Illinois' vaccination effort.
Six Flags Great America reopens tomorrow, with seven-days-a-week operation beginning May 26.
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