With the state of California opening two days ago on June 15, Governor Gavin Newsom has teamed with Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia to create a program to urge Valencia residents and others visiting the park to get their vaccinations.
Governor Newsom reported on Wednesday that Six Flags will be giving 50,000 tickets to Californians who get their vaccinations. Governor Newsom made the exciting announcement during a conference at Six Flags in Valencia. The $116.5 million "Vax for the Win" sweepstakes is a very aggressive and interesting effort Newsom is making to get people excited about vaccinations. And it's working.
Governor Newsom's release from Valencia Wendesday followed the incredible drawing Tuesday at Universal Studios Hollywood, where ten Californians won a prize of $1.5 million per person.
The winners of the millions came from all over California: Marin, Sacramento, Stanislaus, Los Angeles, Riveside, Santa Barbara, and Ventura County.
The only requirement to enter into the drawing? Hopefuls needed to have their first set of vaccinations at least. Newsom is offering pretty much the same guidelines for the free tickets, and has produced a list of vaccination locations that are participating in the
Governor Newsom at Tuesday's drawing told the crowd around 22 million people were eligible to earn the prizes and 72% of California residents 18+ had one dose of the vaccine minimum. Very impressive.
If you would like to get your free tickets to Six Flags there is a pretty decent lists of locations to receive your vaccines if you haven't already.
- The Center for Family Health and Education
- The Chinatown Service Center
- Clinica Sierra Vista
- Community Medical Centers
- Elica Health Centers
- the JWCH Institute
- Lifelong Health
- UCI Family Health
- Tiburcio Vasquez Health Centers
- St. John’s Well Child and Family Centers
- Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health
- Curative and Color Health
For a full list of all the locations, check out the link here.
If you recieve your free tickets, make sure to plan your trip to Valencia soon, as the tickets are only valid until September 6. If you aren't close to Valencia, though, don't worry. You can use the tickets at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, or the Hurricane Harbor in Corncord and the one in Los Angeles in addition to Magic Mountain in Valencia.
Unfortunately, I no longer live in my home state of California, but I think this is a wonderful way to get people to vaccinate and I hope it continues to encourage safety. What do you think about the sweepstakes? Will you be entering?