Bucks, Brewers offering incentives for COVID vaccines

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Health Department is working with sports teams and other businesses in an effort to boost vaccinations. They will hold a Bucks playoff ticket raffle in the Deer District Thursday, June 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Anyone who gets their COVID-19 vaccine at this event will be eligible to enter into a raffle for two free tickets to the Bucks’ 2 p.m. playoff game on Sunday, June 13. The winner will be selected randomly and notified the following day with instructions on how to get their tickets.

Doctors say the variants are still spreading and getting vaccinated is critical. 

"The virus is not the same," said Dr. Ben Weston, Milwaukee County Emergency Management medical director. "As it was last spring or in the fall, it's far far more contagious and potentially more dangerous -- more severe." 

Meantime, the Milwaukee Brewers will hold two more pop-up clinics next week in exchange for tickets; the first on Tuesday, June 15 at 4:10 p.m., then on Wednesday, June 16 at 9:10 a.m. 

You can expect more incentive-based vaccine clinics with national data showing those do push more people to get vaccinated. 

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