Visitors to Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka walk past a sign offering a reminder about wearing masks inside the park to stop the spread of COVID-19 on March 28, 2021. The park opened for the 2021 season over the weekend, and is enforcing safety measure like mask wearing and social distancing. Photo by Sara Diggins, firstname.lastname@example.org
Six Flags St. Louis is offering an incentive for those who get vaccinated for COVID-19 starting Wednesday: a ticket to the theme park.
The theme park is partnering with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to give away 20,000 one-day tickets to people who get the vaccination at any designated clinic.
The tickets, valued at more than $1.3 million, are good for a one-day visit to the Eureka park through Jan. 2, excluding Oct. 23 and 30.
“Six Flags St. Louis is proud to partner with the Missouri Department of Health to encourage residents to get vaccinated, especially in underserved communities,” park President Phil Liggett said in a statement. “This ticket donation represents our ongoing commitment to our local communities to safely provide fun and thrilling memories for our guests.”
In Missouri, just over 51% of the population has initiated vaccination and just over 44% have completed it, according to the state health department.
“We are thankful to Six Flags St. Louis for stepping up and helping encourage Missourians to get vaccinated,” DHSS Acting Director Robert Knodell said in a statement.
This is one of the latest incentives in an effort to step up vaccinations locally. Some people can get reduced fines in St. Louis Municipal Court for showing proof of vaccination. And the state is accepting entries until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday for a Friday drawing in the MO VIP vaccine cash lottery.
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