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Cook County Health to give away 15K Six Flags tickets to those who get vaccinated Wednesday

On Monday, the Illinois Department of Public Health said about 65% of Illinois adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 48% of adults are now fully vaccinated.

Special guests and media take a preview ride on the Superman roller coaster at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee in 2003.
Special guests and media take a preview ride on the Superman roller coaster at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee in 2003.
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Not vaccinated yet? Itching to get on a roller coaster?

Cook County Health will hand out a free ticket to Six Flags Great America Wednesday to anyone who gets a shot at one of its locations.

About 15,000 tickets will be distributed, while supplies last, according to a statement from Cook County Health.

“With summer coming, if you have not gotten your vaccine, now is the time!,” officials said.

Appointments can be made by visiting vaccine.cookcountyil.gov or by calling 833-308-1988 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.

The promotion comes as officials look to spur more Illinois residents to get vaccinated. On Monday, the Illinois Department of Public Health said about 65% of Illinois adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 48% of adults are now fully vaccinated.

Earlier this month, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Six Flags Great America would be offering up to 50,000 free tickets to its amusement parks in Gurnee and Rockford to newly vaccinated residents.

Some of the tickets will be given away outside the park itself, where an Illinois National Guard mobile vaccination team will set up shop the first weekend of June.