EAGAN, Minn. – The Minnesota Vikings are once again partnering with the State of Minnesota in the fight against COVID-19, this time hosting walk-up vaccinations outside U.S. Bank Stadium before the team's two home preseason games.
Prior to this Saturday's 3 p.m. game against the Denver Broncos, both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be offered beginning at noon. The following Saturday before the Vikings take on the Indianapolis Colts at 7 p.m., the same vaccinations will be available beginning at 4 p.m. The mobile vaccination bus, which will be located next to the U.S. Bank Stadium light rail station near Chicago Avenue, will remain open for three hours until kickoff. Anyone 12 and older is eligible to receive a vaccination.
"As we welcome back Vikings fans to U.S. Bank Stadium for home games this season, we have an opportunity to continue supporting the fight against COVID-19," said Vikings Chief Operating Officer Andrew Miller. "These walk-up vaccination clinics are a continuation of our partnership with the State of Minnesota following the successful vaccination clinics at TCO Performance Center and U.S. Bank Stadium this offseason. We encourage unvaccinated fans attending the games or anyone enjoying the pregame festivities to participate in a walk-up vaccination and join us in the effort to eradicate this virus."
For both events, the first 100 fans to receive a vaccination will have an opportunity to choose from a variety of autographed Vikings mini helmets. All vaccine recipients from the two events will also be entered into a drawing in which two winners will each receive two tickets to the Medtronic Club for the Vikings game against the Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 21. Any Minnesotan who receives their first vaccine through Aug. 15 is eligible for a $100 Visa gift card from the State of Minnesota. More details are available at mn.gov/covid19/100.
For complete information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/.