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Happy Hour Program: Vax & Relax

May 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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One event on May 21, 2021 12:00 am at 4:00 pm

The Short North Alliance, Columbus Public Health, and Stonewall Columbus have partnered for a unique happy hour program called Vax & Relax. Members of the public are encouraged to obtain a free COVID-19 vaccination at Stonewall Columbus and stay to enjoy specials from participating Short North Arts District businesses. The creative program, which is modeled after programs emerging from other destination cities, is intended to serve 20-29 year olds where rates of vaccination are not as substantial as other age groups but rates of hospitalizations remain high.

“Columbus Public Health is proud to join the Short North Alliance and Stonewall Columbus to bring COVID-19 vaccines to young adults where they live, work and play,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts. “Vaccines are the best tool we have to get to the other side of the pandemic. These special clinics will help us reach more people and increase our vaccination rate which help protect the entire community.”

No advanced registration or appointment is needed to participate in the program. The first Vax & Relax will occur on Thursday, May 20 and on Friday, May 21, both from 4:00 PM-7:00 PM. Both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available. A second Vax & Relax will occur three weeks later on Thursday, June 17 and Friday, June 18 to allow Pfizer receiving participants the opportunity to get their second vaccination again during the happy hour program. In order to receive special offers from participating businesses, individuals must show their vaccination card to the businesses with the date of vaccination received during the date of the program after receiving their vacation.

“The Short North Arts District is a community where both young and young at heart love to celebrate,” said Betsy Pandora, Executive Director of the Short North Alliance. “As everyone in our community continues to emerge from the pandemic, businesses are eager to help increase rates of vaccinations so that we can get back to enjoying our community together, stay healthy, and support each other.”

“As Central Ohio’s LGBTQIA community center, Stonewall Columbus is committed to being a community space for all,” said Densil Porteous, Executive Director of Stonewall Columbus. “We are proud to open up our space as a place where everyone in our community can safely obtain a COVID-19 vaccination.”

To further aid participants in getting to and from their vaccination, the scooter service Lime will be offering discounted rides throughout each Vax & Relax happy hour. Use the code VAXANDRELAX and receive $5 off each ride to and from the event(s). For a complete list of participating businesses and full details on Vax & Relax, visit shortnorth.org/vax.

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May 20
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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21 E 5th Ave
Columbus,43201United States
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