The American Eagle. | Photo via Six Flags Great America.

The Lake County Health Department announced they are now offering free Six Flags tickets to those who get a COVID-19 vaccine at participating locations in Lake County.

“Do you love roller-coasters and also want to end the COVID-19 pandemic? We have great news for you! When you get vaccinated at a participating location you will receive a free ticket to Six Flags Great America,” the Lake County Health Department said.

Tickets will be offered to anyone getting a COVID-19 vaccination as long as they have not received one for a previous dose.

The Six Flags Great America tickets will be given to people who are receiving either their first or second doses. Tickets are limited to one per person.

All household members getting a COVID-19 vaccine at a participating location will receive a ticket. Tickets will be available while supplies last.

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Participating locations throughout Lake County include the following health department affiliated sites:

  • Regional Vaccination Site – 102 W. Water Street in Waukegan. Walk-ins and appointments available Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Grand Avenue Health Center – 3010 Grand Avenue in Waukegan. Walk-ins and appointments available Monday through Friday 8:45 – 11:30 a.m.; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Belvidere Medical Building – 2400 Belvidere Road in Waukegan. Walk-ins and appointments available Monday through Friday 8:45 – 11:30 a.m.; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Midlakes Health Center – 224 W. Clarendon Drive in Round Lake Beach. By appointment only Monday through Friday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • North Shore Health Center – 1840 Green Bay Road in Highland Park. By appointment only Monday and Friday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Zion Health Center – 1911 27th Street, Zion. Walk-ins and appointments available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.; 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
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On May 13, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that 50,000 free tickets to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee would be given out as an incentive for residents to get the vaccine.

Six Flags Great America donated the 50,000 free tickets, valued at $4 million, to the state to distribute, Pritzker said.

“Throughout the pandemic, Six Flags has been All In for Illinois, putting the health of workers and visitors first,” Pritzker said.

“I know it’s been a difficult year – but that just makes it all the more exciting to be back at the park. Thanks to the life-saving power of vaccinations, it feels once again like summer’s in the air,” he added.

Six Flags Great America Park President Hank Salemi said the company is proud to support Illinois’ vaccination efforts, especially in underrepresented communities.

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“We’re getting back to the thrills and want to do our part to encourage residents to get vaccinated,” Salemi said.

The governor’s office said that the Illinois National Guard mobile vaccination teams will be at Six Flags in Gurnee on Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6. If turnout is high, vaccination teams will return to the park.