VaxTogetherAustin (a project of TogetherAustin)
Kanaka Sathasivan, MPH
September 8, 2021
AUSTIN NONPROFIT OFFERS 1,000 MORE FREE ACL MUSIC FESTIVAL WRISTBANDS AS VACCINE INCENTIVE IN RETURN TO Q2 STADIUM
September 10 Vaccine Clinic at Q2 Stadium Offers Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J
AUSTIN, TX, September 8 — VaxTogetherAustin, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Q2 Stadium, and Walgreens are providing free ACL Music Festival Weekend 2 single-day general admission tickets to the first 1,000 people who pre-register and get vaccinated on Friday, September 10 at Q2 Stadium.
To receive a vaccine and a wristband, people must pre-register for an appointment at the link below. Once all appointments are filled, no additional wristbands will be available.
“ACL Music Festival is pleased to support VaxTogetherAustin with a donation of 2,000 single day wristbands to ACL Music Festival,” said Emmett Beliveau, Chief Operating Officer of C3 Presents. “Vaccines are not required to attend ACL Music Festival, but we know that vaccinations are an important part of the solution to move us beyond this pandemic. Live music is all about uniting people, and we encourage everyone who can to get vaccinated to take care of themselves and one another.”
“We are excited that so many young Texans are getting vaccinated to enjoy a great Austin festival,” said Kanaka Sathasivan, MPH, board member of TogetherAustin. “We’ve already seen the huge impact vaccination can have on protecting health and wellbeing in the community. We will continue to be available to help provide opportunities for every Central Texan to get vaccinated.”
“Our goal is to increase vaccination rates in our community, and our first event offering ACL wristbands as a vaccine incentive was very successful,” said Sharon Cohan, founder and executive director of VaxTogetherAustin. “We appreciate the generosity of ACL Music Festival, Austin FC, and Walgreens in making this event possible for a second time.”
“Soccer, at its core, is about community,” said Austin FC President Andy Loughnane. “We are proud to align with TogetherAustin and Austin City Limits Music Festival to increase vaccinations across our community by inviting eligible participants to visit Q2 Stadium for this uniquely-Austin opportunity.”
The vaccine clinic will offer Pfizer (first and second doses), Moderna (first and second doses), and the single-dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. Third doses, or “booster shots,” will not be available at this event. The Pfizer vaccine is available to everyone ages 12 and up, while the Moderna and J&J vaccines are available to everyone ages 18 and up. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Central Texans can visit VaxTogetherAustin.org to find free COVID-19 vaccines at convenient times and locations throughout Austin and Round Rock. ID and insurance are not required to receive the vaccine, and immigration status has no impact on vaccination.
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About VaxTogetherAustin: VaxTogetherAustin is a program of the nonprofit TogetherAustin, and a part of United Way for Greater Austin’s COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Project, which is committed to supporting underserved populations in Central Texas. Since April 2021, the VaxTogetherAustin team has organized dozens of vaccine clinics and removed barriers to access for thousands of Central Texans through partnerships with local pharmacies, school districts, community centers, businesses, and places of worship.
About C3 Presents: ACL Music Festival is produced by Austin-based C3 Presents. Launched in 2002 and inspired by the long-running PBS show, Austin City Limits, The Austin City Limits Music Festival has grown into a two-weekend experience, featuring world-renowned and up-and-coming acts on 8 stages in Austin’s crown jewel Zilker Park. The festival, now among the largest and most recognized in the country, hosts 75,000 music lovers per day, and features a diverse lineup spanning pop, rock, folk, alt-country, blues, gospel, R&B and electronic music.
About Austin FC: Austin FC joined Major League Soccer (MLS) as the League’s 27th club in January 2019. Austin FC officially began competing in MLS in April 2021 and played its first match at home on June 19, 2021, in the new, 100% privately financed, $260 million, state-of-the-art Q2 Stadium in Austin. Austin FC operates the Austin FC Academy, the fully funded developmental academy representing the highest level of competition for elite youth soccer players in Central Texas, while serving as the exclusive developmental pathway to MLS for the region’s most talented young players.