Braves, Atlanta United offer COVID-19 vaccine shots at coming games

Braves fan Emily McCormick of Johns Creek reacts as she receives a COVID-19 vaccine at Truist Park on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)
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Braves fan Emily McCormick of Johns Creek reacts as she receives a COVID-19 vaccine at Truist Park on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

Credit: Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com

The Braves are offering a free ticket to Thursday afternoon’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays to fans who receive a COVID-19 vaccination shot that day at The Battery Atlanta.

The free shots will be available from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday inside the Coca-Cola Roxy at The Battery, just outside Truist Park. Game time is 12:20 p.m.

The Braves, in conjunction with CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) and Cobb and Douglas Public Health, plan to offer the first dose of the Pfizer two-shot vaccine to individuals ages 12 and up and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to ages 18 and up.

The vaccines will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and fans can guarantee a spot by registering online at www.braves.com/roxyvaccine, according to the Braves. Walk-ups will be welcomed while supplies last, the team said.

Also, Atlanta United – in partnership with Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management, Fulton Board of Health -- plans to offer COVID-19 vaccinations at its game against Montreal at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday.

The free vaccine shots will be available inside the stadium for ticketed fans (from 5:30 p.m. until halftime on the 300-level skybridge) and outside the stadium for the general public (3:30-7 p.m. at Lot 17, located at 34 Mangum Street on the stadium’s south side), according to Atlanta United. At both locations, people can get the first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Atlanta United’s game against Montreal begins at 7 p.m. Saturday.

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