The NFL is offering up several-dozen free tickets to Super Bowl LVI for fans vaccinated against coronavirus, as part of a global push to increase inoculation rates and equity.
The league, working with the White House's Coronavirus Response Team and the group Global Citizen, is launching a promotion that will ask fans to explain why they got vaccinated or plan to do so. Fifty lucky fans will then be awarded the prized stubs.
Details of how to enter the contest were set to be announced Saturday night at a live concert staged by Global Citizen, titled VAX: Live, The Concert to Reunite the World.
President Biden was set to join an array of artists, entertainers and world leaders at the show, the Associated Press reported, which will take place at newly opened SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, home of the Rams and Chargers, and site of Super Bowl LVI next February.
At this year's Super Bowl LV in Tampa, the NFL hosted over 7,000 vaccinated healthcare workers as a show of gratitude to the brave men and women who risked their safety and that of their families on the front lines of the pandemic.
At least 3 million vaccinations were doled out at 21 different NFL stadiums since January, according to the Associated Press.
Biden on Wednesday said he planned to support a waiver on property rights for the vaccine, meaning it could be reproduced cheaply throughout the rest of the world.
Critics said upholding property rights on vaccines was causing global inequities in vaccine distribution, and fueling so-called vaccine nationalism.
The concert was set to air on ABC at 8 ET, and feature artists including Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Balvin, and H.E.R.