As a morning palate cleanser, here is Vin Scully on a Wednesday visit to Dodger Stadium.
Look who stopped by Dodger Stadium! pic.twitter.com/z0ssSfil9o— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 9, 2021
On the upcoming six-game homestand at Dodger Stadium (Friday through Wednesday), there will be a mobile vaccination clinic in the center field plaza. The clinic will open to everyone with a ticket, open from the time gates open through the seventh inning.
The first 1,000 fans to get vaccinated at the mobile clinic will receive a voucher for two tickets to a future 2021 home game.
The Dodgers are also partnering with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health for a sweepstakes to win a pair of 2022 Dodgers or LAFC season tickets. To enter, you must be an LA County resident either getting your first vaccine dose, or bringing someone with you for their first dose while you get your second dose at any city- and county-run sites.
Some Dodgers also filmed a public service announcement encouraging Californians to get the vaccine. Dave Roberts and David Price did so in English, with Julio Urías, Fernando Valenzuela, and Jaime Jarrín in Spanish.
Get in the game and get vaccinated. We’re all on the same team so let’s keep looking out for each other. For more information, visit https://t.co/JIANkWPme3. @CAgovernor | @CAPublicHealth pic.twitter.com/iSNDtQ9N1m— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 2, 2021
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