County music fans who watch Garth Brooks perform at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium next weekend also can get a COVID-19 vaccination.
During the two-time Grammy winning artist's August 7 concert, individuals who have yet to receive the vaccine can visit the onsite COVID-19 vaccination clinic, the Kansas Star reported Wednesday.
Kansas City Chiefs President Mark Donovan announced the news during a media call Monday, saying the organization's 'goal is to get as many people vaccinated as possible, on the business side as well as in the community.'
During his August 7. show at Arrowhead Stadium, Garth Brooks, 59, (pictured) will offer an onsite COVID-19 vaccination clinic for individuals who have yet to receive the vaccine, the Kansas Star reported Wednesday
Kansas City Chiefs President Mark Donovan (pictured) announced the news during a media call Monday, saying the organization's 'goal is to get as many people vaccinated as possible, on the business side as well as in the community.'
The entire state of Missouri - especially the state's urban areas - is wrestling with a COVID resurgence, and only around 4o percent of residents are vaccinated compared to about 57 percent of the US as a whole
'We're going to continue to take advantage of every opportunity we can to create vaccination opportunities,' Donovan said. 'We've got a little concert coming up here with Garth Brooks with about 70,000-plus fans, and we're working on having a vaccination site on-site for the concert.'
Tickets for the August 7 show range from $52 to $22,000.
That price might seem steep for some, but for loyal fans of Brooks, it's a price they're willing to pay.
The county legend is the No. 1 selling solo artist in United States history - ahead of Elvis Presley and The Beatles.
Brooks, 59, has sold more than 148 million certified albums, and has received countless accolades, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the International Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and, most recently, the Musicians Hall of Fame.
Although Donovan isn't certain he'll be able to use the stadium as a vaccination site on NFL game days this fall - he's hopeful.
'We're trying to work through that as well,' he said.
Currently, around 56 percent of Americans have received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. That means more than 40 percent of Americans, and 30 percent of adults, are not vaccinated at all.
The entire state of Missouri - especially the state's urban areas - is wrestling with a COVID resurgence, and around 41 percent of its residents are vaccinated compared to about 57 percent of the US as a whole.
Missouri ranks fourth nationally in most new cases per capita in the past 14 days, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering to measure outbreak caseloads and deaths across the US.
On Wednesday, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas announced the city will require masks indoors for everyone older than 5 years old, regardless of their vaccination status.
That will go in effect on August 2.
The decision comes one day after the Centers for Disease Control updated its mask guidance, recommending all individuals - including those who have been fully vaccinated — should wear masks indoors.