Universal Studios Hollywood to Host Vaccine Clinic

June 9, 2021, 9:45 PM · If you are still looking for a reason to get vaccinated against Covid-19, Universal Studios Hollywood would like to entice you with a sweet treat from Voodoo Doughnut.

Universal Studios Hollywood's CityWalk will be hosting a pop-up Covid vaccination site starting tomorrow, June 10, to Sunday, June 13 and then again from Friday, June 18 to Thursday, June 24. Vaccinations will be offered from noon to 6 pm each day, and people who schedule their appointments via Curative.com will get free parking.

In addition, the first 100 people each day who get a vaccination dose at CityWalk will get a voucher for a complimentary, pre-selected sweet treat from Voodoo Doughnut. The voucher must be redeemed the same day.

The Universal CityWalk site is distributing both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The J&J is a one and done shot, while those getting the Pfizer will be scheduled for their second dose when they receive the first. The Pfizer vaccine is approved for kids ages 12 and up, so teens now have the opportunity at Universal to get vaccinated and sugared up at the same time.

In addition, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal CityWalk and NBCUniversal team members and their families are welcomed to get vaccinated on a walk-up basis between 10am and noon each day of the CityWalk pop-up clinic.

The Delta variant is spreading, and Covid infection rates among non-vaccinated people in some communities in the U.S. are heading back to peak levels. You might think that the pandemic is over, but if you're not vaccinated, it isn't yet. You're potentially just one Voodoo Doughnut away from that peace of mind, though.

And if you choose to double up your Voodoo with a Krispy Kreme freebie afterward - hey, I'm not gonna judge.

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Replies (4)

June 10, 2021 at 11:54 AM

It is a baffling mentality.

"What incentives do I get for taking this?"
"Um, the incentive of majorly lowering your chances of getting a deadly virus?"

June 10, 2021 at 12:20 PM

@MikeW - It's ridiculous that officials have resorted to bribing people to protect themselves and neighbors. Meanwhile, those of us that made the responsible choice to get vaccinated as soon as it was available to our community and demographic group didn't get a dime. If another virus or vaccine-evading variant arises, this will only make people more vaccine hesitant, waiting for the best bribe/reward before getting inoculated.

My question is if you sign up for an appointment, is the free parking good all day, or just the time it takes to get vaccinated?

June 10, 2021 at 1:46 PM

Once you're in, you're in all day. Money's collected up front at USH.

At this point, I think it's more about convenience that enticements. People who work nontraditional schedules need accessible places to get vaccinated at times that work for them. The weekend times are nice, but I would like to see some 24/7 or overnight vaccine pop-ups, too. But hey, free doughnut.

Still waiting for the 15th to see if I win the $1.5 million. At least California registered everyone who got vaccinated for that.

June 11, 2021 at 3:19 PM

I am fully vaccinated (both doses, WAY more than 14 days since my second dose). People question why I still wear a mask.

It's because I could contract the virus, feel no effects and be totally fine, but still pass it on to others who are not vaccinated but taking advantage of new "if you're vaccinated, you don't need a mask" rules in Nevada to not wear a mask since nobody here is asking for proof of vaccination.

And even though these are people who couldn't give a darn about the health of others, I still have empathy for them and don't want to give them the virus if I were to contract it, even if I felt nothing physically to tell me that I was a host.

And when I explain that, people STILL question it. When did empathy for others become a bad thing? I'll be fine. My parents are fully vaccinated, so they will be fine. But I couldn't live with myself if I found out that I passed the virus on to someone else who didn't make it.

I'm good with enticements if it gets more people vaccinated. I got nothing except two free doses, and I was happy to not have to pay (and I didn't even have to walk uphill in the snow both ways, though it DID involve driving a winding mountain road in the dark because nobody locally was vaccinating guest service workers so I had to drive a bit to get it). If it takes other people a free donut, or a free beer, or something like that for them to do their part, I'm good with that. I'm even good with my tax dollars paying for those enticements. It beats my tax dollars going towards hospital stays and treatment for those who didn't get vaccinated.

While I have a LOT of respect for Robert, I disagree on it being about convenience. Parking in a theme park parking structure (even for free), finding the vaccination site, and then waiting in line for a donut during a time of day that many people are at work isn't all that convenient (granted, they do include weekend days). To me, this is an enticement.

But again, I'm 100% okay with that.

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