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VIDEO: Fans Score Padres Tickets at “Vax At The Park”

Vax at the Park

Hundreds of fans turned out Saturday for the first of two Petco Park events offering San Diego Padres tickets in exchange for getting a COVID-19 vaccination. The County of San Diego and Padres are teaming up for “Vax At The Park.”

Each person vaccinated receives a pair of tickets to an upcoming Padres game, a Padres Hero T-shirt, and entry into a drawing to win additional tickets.

The second event will be Saturday, June 26 from 1:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The County is offering both the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine as well as the Pfizer vaccine, which is approved for youth ages 12 to 18. San Diegans who previously received a first dose of Pfizer and have reached or passed the three-week wait time for a second dose also can get vaccinated. Minors must have a parent present to receive Padres tickets and/or to enter the drawing.

The Petco Park vaccination events support Major League Baseball’s “MLB Vaccinate at the Plate” program taking place throughout June to increase vaccination rates.

Suzanne Bartole is a multimedia designer with the County of San Diego Communications Office.