South Georgia Tormenta FC // Aaron Cranford
STATESBORO, Ga. – With 34 individuals receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine at South Georgia Tormenta FC’s home opener clinic at Eagle Field in Erk Russell Park on April 17, the club has announced a second vaccine clinic for its home match on Saturday, May 1, versus FC Tucson. The clinic is open for walk-ups with a ticket, starting when the gates open at 6 p.m. ET and running through the end of halftime.
With the help of Forest Heights Pharmacy in Statesboro, Georgia, the entire Tormenta FC first team and technical staff is now fully vaccinated and becomes one of the first professional soccer teams across the nation to be fully vaccinated. The club looks to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine is widely accessible for the surrounding communities. Tormenta FC and Forest Heights Pharmacy hope to continue vaccination clinics at home games as long as demand lasts.
Additionally, all fans who show their vaccination card at the ticket gate on game day will receive a special discount of $5 off a General Admission ticket or VIP ticket.
“After the success of our first vaccine clinic, we are thrilled to once again partner with Tormenta FC and offer the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to anyone over 18 in attendance,” Forest Heights Pharmacy Owner and Pharmacist Ben Ross said. “I want to once again thank the Tormenta FC organization for offering this to our community which allows people to get vaccinated in an environment they are comfortable in.”
Forest Heights Pharmacy will administer the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine inside the gates on the north end of the stadium and will schedule a follow-up appointment for the second shot. Fans can expect to fill out a form upon arrival and a 15-minute waiting period following the vaccine. For more information on the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, visit the CDC.
“I think it’s awesome,” Tormenta FC fan Tracy Rivera told WJCL about the vaccine clinic on April 17. “I didn't get the vaccine because I hadn't had the time, so this was really convenient for me.”
Tormenta FC is excited to safely host a limited capacity crowd in Erk Russell Park and asks all fans to wear masks until the vaccine becomes more widely available. Due to limited capacity, the club urges all fans to purchase their tickets, including season tickets, half-season plan or quarter-season plan, in advance.
Fans should download the Tormenta FC app to be the first to know about news and ticket deals. Supporters can purchase season tickets to guarantee their presence at every home match in Erk Russell Park which are available now with affordable 12-month payment plans and an array of perks.
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