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Governor Walz Announces “Safe Travels, Minnesota” Vaccine Incentive with Sun Country Airlines at MSP Terminal 2 Pop-Up Location

Minnesotans getting their COVID-19 shot at Terminal 2 at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport through August 7 will be entered into a drawing for a $500 travel voucher through Sun Country Airlines

6/30/2021 10:21:36 AM

[ST. PAUL, MN] — Today, Governor Tim Walz announced a new vaccine incentive partnership with Sun Country Airlines encouraging Minnesotans to roll up their sleeves and get their COVID-19 vaccine through the beginning of August.

Minnesotans who get their shot between Thursday, July 1 and August 7 at MSP Airport’s Terminal 2 will be entered into a weekly drawing for a $500 travel voucher through Sun Country Airlines. A new winner will be announced weekly for five consecutive weeks.

“Vaccines are effective and can help you explore the country much more safely,” said Governor Walz. “With more than 3 million Minnesotans vaccinated, we’ve made great progress as a state and we want to build on that success by providing a chance to get back to traveling – safely. So roll up your sleeves Minnesota – walk in or make an appointment at Terminal 2, and begin planning your next trip.”

“It’s travel season in Minnesota, and getting fully vaccinated is the biggest step you can take to ensure you’re safe and healthy wherever you are going,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. “Over 615,000 doses and counting have been administered through the state’s Community Vaccination Program. Here is your chance to join your fellow Minnesotans, protect yourself and your community, and enter a drawing for the trip you have been waiting for all pandemic.”

“Sun Country Airlines is proud to partner with the state to continue our vaccination efforts at MSP Airport,” said Jude Bricker, Sun Country Airlines CEO. “We are excited to offer Minnesotans the opportunity to fly safely both through this program and in the skies. We know a lot of folks are excited to start traveling again, and we look forward to welcoming them on board.”

“This new initiative is a great example of the power of partnership for the people of Minnesota, with state leaders, Sun Country Airlines, and the Metropolitan Airports Commission all working together to keep Minnesotans healthy and safe,” said Brian Ryks, CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which operates MSP Airport.

The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is being administered at Terminal 2. Minnesotans must be 18 or over to receive the shot and enter for a chance to win. This opportunity is open to the general public. No boarding pass or appointment are required. Undrawn entries do not rollover into subsequent weeks.

The Terminal 2 vaccination pop-up is located at 7150 Humphrey Drive and is open every day from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parking vouchers are available at the MSP Terminal 2 community vaccination location. The vouchers are good for one hour of free parking to any patient visiting the Terminal 2 for the purpose of vaccination. Inquire with staff on site to receive your voucher.

How Minnesotans Can Get their Shot:

  • Stop by or make an appointment through the Vaccine Connector at one of the state’s COVID-19 Community Vaccination Program locations: VaccineConnector.mn.gov. 
  • Appointment hotline: 833-431-2053 
  • Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Sat, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m
  • Use the state’s Vaccine Locator Map to find a vaccine provider near you: https://mn.gov/covid19/vaccine/find-vaccine/locations/index.jsp.
  • Check for vaccine appointments using the Vaccine Finder on https://www.vaccines.gov/. You can search for appointments by vaccine type (e.g., Pfizer).
  • Contact your primary health care provider or a local pharmacy.
  • Employers may also reach out with information about vaccination opportunities.

How Minnesotans Can Get a COVID-19 Test:

Find a testing option near you through the state’s Find Testing Locations map: https://mn.gov/covid19/get-tested/testing-locations/index.jsp

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