First Lady to visit Astros' vaccination event

June 28th, 2021

HOUSTON -- First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff will visit Minute Maid Park on Tuesday to tour the club’s vaccination event. The pair will also stay for the Astros-Orioles game and make an appearance on the club’s television and radio broadcasts.

The Astros, in partnership with Houston Methodist, are giving free COVID-19 vaccinations at Minute Maid Park from 5-8 p.m. CT Tuesday in the Union Station lobby. No appointment is required and participants can get vaccinated with or without a ticket to that night’s game. The event is open to people 12 years or older (minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Those who get vaccinated -- the first or second dose of Pfizer will be available ­-- will receive two free tickets to either the June 29 game vs. the Orioles or to one of the upcoming games vs. the Athletics (July 6-8). Additionally, participants will also receive a 2017 World Series replica ring.

This will represent the third vaccination event the Astros have supported in efforts to help the community receive vaccinations easily and efficiently. The Astros have joined the “MLB Vaccinate At The Plate” program in which all 30 MLB clubs will host at least one event.