On Wednesday the National Football League announced it is giving away 50 free tickets to next year's Super Bowl LVI! Sounds great, right? Hold on, though. There's a small catch. Are you vaccinated? Getting vaccinated soon?

Football fans that are vaccinated against the novel coronavirus or plan to get vaccinated soon have the chance to win a pair of tickets to Super Bowl LVI taking place in Los Angeles next February.

But that's just the tip of the iceberg. When they show proof of vaccination, fans will also get a pretty good discount at NFLShop.com. A discount of 25% on purchases made.

According to Western Mass News, details on how vaccinated fans for next year’s Super Bowl can win free tickets will be announced this Saturday during "Global Citizen's VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World" show.

The special show will be globally televised and will bring together entertainers and world leaders to support vaccine equity. President Biden will even make an appearance.

The NFL said the decision to give away free tickets was an attempt to get more Americans vaccinated. More than 56% of American adults have received at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but the vaccination rates have substantially slowed down during recent weeks.

In a recent statement, the NFL said:

This campaign is the latest step of the league's response to help the country recover and return to normalcy.

You may recall that earlier this year for Superbowl LV, the NFL invited 7,500 vaccinated health care workers to attend the game for free. Not only was that a HUGE thank you to the front-line health care workers but it also promoted the importance of vaccination.

The special concert on Saturday will be nationally televised starting at 8 p.m. ET across several stations and platforms. For more info, visit Western Mass News' website here.

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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