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Cardinals host vaccination clinic at Busch Stadium, get ready for Cubs

DOWNTOWN – The St. Louis Cardinals are hosting a COVID-19 vaccination event in partnership with the city’s health department, inside Busch Stadium’s Cardinals Club.

Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available.

“This opportunity to partner with the Cardinals helps renew interest for those considering a  COVID-19 vaccine,” said Dr. Fredrick Echols, acting director of health for the City of St. Louis.  “Having a staple St. Louis organization stand behind the benefits of vaccinations helps the  community come together to protect itself.” 

The clinic opened Wednesday and continues Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments are encouraged and can be scheduled online, but walk-ins will be accepted.  

People who get the vaccine at the clinic can get vouchers good for two tickets to an upcoming home Cardinals game. Some restrictions do apply to the ticket vouchers.  

Meanwhile, a vaccination clinic is ongoing at the Dome, every day of the week, with no appointments necessary. Most days, vaccines are being given from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; this Sunday, May 16, the hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Monday, May 17, hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free parking is available near Cole  and Sixth streets, with shuttles to the clinic entrance.

Busch Stadium can admit more fans

The Cardinals have gotten the OK to increase capacity at Busch Stadium beginning May 21.

“As more of our residents make the choice to become vaccinated, in tandem with the Cardinals leadership’s efforts to have stadium-goers follow COVID-19 safety protocols, we believe more fans can be allowed into Busch Stadium,” Echols said in a statement. He warned, though, that we all must continue to follow public safety guidelines.

Seating pods will now be spaced a minimum of three feet apart in all directions, allowing Busch Stadium capacity to roughly double. More tickets to the May 21-23 home games vs. the Cubs are on sale now at cardinals.com or via phone at 314-345-9000.

“We are thankful for the guidance provided by Mayor Tishaura Jones’ office and Dr. Echols in helping us safely increase our capacity at Busch Stadium,” Team President Bill DeWitt III said. “We are also proud to partner with the city of St. Louis in their effort to vaccinate more fans and encourage those who haven’t been vaccinated yet to come down to the ballpark, get your vaccine and enjoy a Cardinals game on us later this year.”

Fans can view the full list of Busch Stadium policies and protocols for the 2021 season at cardinals.com/backatbusch.

Also, more ushers and other staff are now needed. Interested candidates should visit cardinals.com/jobs to apply or learn more information.

Staff

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