Free jab package with music festival

Since the launch of #VAXTHENATION, show organizers and artists have been encouraging Australians to get vaccinated through a variety of approaches. Recently, the Savannah in the Round Festival, a country music event held in the tropics of Cairns, spearheaded the initiative to partner with Queensland Health and become the first Australian music festival to feature COVID jabs. free.

The pop-up vaccination center will be open to all customers from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 1, kicking off the festivities with a reminder that that’s all it takes to bring events back live.

Event director James Dein said in the statement: “We have worked hard for over two years now to ensure that our COVID plan is best practice, and while we are proud of the event we are will be hosting in the Tropical North this weekend, we urge our customers to join us in getting the jab so normal life can be around the corner.

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The free jab and festival package is becoming a global trend, with a vaccination site similar to the relaunched Rolling Stones 2021 No. Filter Tour in North Carolina, hosted by nonprofit BJC HealthCare. While only masks are mandatory for entry (and it even seemed a tough request for horny music fans), free shots will be available at every stop on the tour as the Stones cross the United States.

From Delaware’s Firefly Music Festival with mandatory vaccinations or negative COVID-19 tests to vax passports becoming the new normal across Europe, such initiatives pave the way for future government action, in the hopes of creating a safe and secure environment. enjoyable for artists, crew and visitors.

In Australia, increasing vaccination rates in regional and remote areas is particularly important to boost tourism and economic recovery. With just 45% of Queenslanders under 16 fully vaccinated as of September 27, the Savannah in the Round initiative is a welcoming effort to increase visitation.

Tourism Tropical North Queensland chief executive Mark Olsen said the festival would give country music fans a compelling reason to vacation in the Cairns and Great Barrier Reef area: “A dose of great Australian music Combined with a week or more of exploring the accessible outback, the Great Barrier Reef and the world’s oldest rainforest will help beat the pandemic blues.

Savannah around takes place October 1-3, showcasing over 40 industry legends and current charts, as well as an Indigenous cultural program, community entertainment and local produce.

Celina Lei is an arts writer at ArtsHub. She recently earned her Masters in Art, Law and Business in New York City with a BA in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She previously worked in global art centers in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both commercial art and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at Hong Kong-based magazine ArtAsiaPacific and artistic host on the independent platform Instagram Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm / Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: lleizy_

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