Regional businesses, community partners, and health leaders from both sides of the river gathered at Smale Riverfront Park on Tuesday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m. to launch a region-wide movement:
With a goal to vaccinate 80% of those eligible (age 16+) in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky by the Fourth of July, these community leaders are working together to remove the barriers to getting a vaccine.
Get Out the Vax weekends will take place during the second and fourth weekends in April and May.
Free Metro and TANK rides will be available for the Get Out the Vax weekends, with support from Fidelity Investments, and free Lyft rides courtesy of United Way 211 of Greater Cincinnati and our regional hospitals led by TriHealth and UC Health.
Regional attractions are also joining in. The Cincinnati Reds are offering discounted tickets, Monday through Thursday, for people who show verification of vaccination.
To track progress, digital thermometers will be displayed on billboards in various locations throughout the region and promoted on local media. The first Get Out the Vax weekend will be Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11. Progress to goal, along with vaccine appointment information, can be found on www.testandprotectcincy.com.
Get Out the Vax is sponsored in part by Fidelity Investments and supported by Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and the Northern Kentucky Chamber, Hamilton County Test and Protect, and six regional health systems: St. Elizabeth Healthcare, The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Mercy Health, UC Health, and TriHealth.