With the push to get more people vaccinated for the coronavirus, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced that the NFL is rewarding approximately 7,500 health care workers who are vaccinated with tickets to Super Bowl LV as guests of the NFL.
The NFL is inviting 7,500 vaccinated health care workers to attend Super Bowl LV to thank and honor them for their continued extraordinary service during the pandemic.
— NFL (@NFL) January 22, 2021
“These dedicated health care workers continue to put their own lives at risk to serve others, and we owe them our ongoing gratitude,” said Goodell in a written statement. “We hope in a small way that this initiative will inspire our country and recognize these true American heroes. This is also an opportunity to promote the importance of vaccination and appropriate health practices, including wearing masks in public settings.”
The majority of the health care workers who were inoculated with both doses of the vaccine will be from hospitals and health care systems in the Tampa and Central Florida area. They each will receive complimentary Super Bowl tickets and gameday experiences directly from the NFL. All 32 NFL clubs will be selecting vaccinated health care workers from their own communities to attend the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay on Sunday, Feb 7.
“We applaud the NFL for honoring health care workers and promoting vaccine acceptance around Super Bowl LV. We are pleased to support their planning efforts to create a safe and enjoyable event for all attendees, and we look forward to a successful Super Bowl in Tampa Bay,” said John Couris, President and CEO of Tampa General Hospital.