SOUTH BEND — Starting this week, the St. Joseph County Health Department and the University of Notre Dame are partnering to give free football tickets to residents who get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The health department announced Tuesday that anyone who receives their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will receive two free tickets to their choice of the Notre Dame-Navy game on Nov. 6, or the Notre Dame-Georgia Tech game on Nov. 20. Both games will be played at Notre Dame Stadium.

“Notre Dame continues to look for ways to encourage members of our community — including our local fans — to get vaccinated against COVID-19,” said Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick in a release. “We hope that the opportunity to secure complimentary tickets to a Notre Dame football game will provide an additional reason for residents of our broader community to become vaccinated.

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To receive the tickets, residents must get their vaccine through the health department's clinic in the lobby of the County-City Building. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.

Walk-ins are welcome and the offer lasts until tickets run out. You can also schedule an appointment time at www.ourshot.in.gov.

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