Gov. Lamont announces free concert ticket drawings for those who receive COVID vaccine

Gov. Ned Lamont announced a campaign Friday to encourage more young adults to get vaccinated.

News 12 Staff

Jun 25, 2021, 10:00 AM

Updated 1,059 days ago

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Gov. Ned Lamont announced a campaign Friday to encourage more young adults to get vaccinated.
The state will be giving away free front-row tickets to adults who've gotten at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose as part of the Rock the Shot campaign.
"We can't do any of this stuff unless young people continue to get vaccinated," says Lamont.
You can go online and enter to win two free tickets to the Jonas Brothers, Lil Baby, Florida-Georgia Line and other shows. Drawings are every Thursday in July.
"Also, if you're one of the first 24 people to get vaccinated at the select clinics... then you're going to get a pair of tickets to one of the concerts," says Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz.
Connecticut is struggling to get adults under 40 years old vaccinated.
Officials say 41% of them still haven't gotten the shot, which is especially worrisome with the new more contagious Delta variant out there.
"For them to mutate, they need people to infect. If we all get vaccinated, the viruses have nowhere to live. They have nowhere to mutate," says Dr. Steven Valassis, of St. Vincent's Medical Center.
You'll also be able to get vaccinated at concert venues. Health officials hope free seats will lead to more shots.
For now, Rock the Shot is only at the Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater Bridgeport and the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, but the state is hoping to add more venues.


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