MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — The Alabama State Department of Health introduced a new COVID-19 vaccination initiative to encourage those who have yet to receive the vaccine to do so.
Dr. Scott Harris, the Alabama State Health Officer, was joined by Gene Hallman, President and CEO, Bruno Event Tea to introduce the new COVID-19 vaccine initiative for the state which will partner with all 13 FBS and FCS college football teams in the state.
Vaccine clinics will be held during specific home games this season in an effort to get more Alabamians vaccinated. Those who receive a shot will be given a $75 gift card to use at the team’s gift shop.
“We view the central aspect of this program as being one using college football and the players themselves, speaking in their own authentic, sincere voices, asking their fans and fellow students to please go and get that vaccine,” Hallman said.
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The press conference will be streamed in the video player above.