As case counts decline and vaccination rates rise across the state of Colorado, local public health officials remain dedicated to getting shots into the arms of hesitant residents.

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This weekend, Summit County Public Health is taking that dedication to a new level as they plan to turn Arapahoe Basin’s iconic parking lot tailgate scene (otherwise known as “The Beach”) into a ski-through vaccine clinic. According to Al’s Blog, 200 free Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be administered starting Sunday from 12-4pm on a first-come-first-serve basis.

But what’s more, every vaccine recipient will receive a “free Bacon Bloody Mary, Draft Beer or soda from the 6th Alley Bar and Grill.” Talk about a great aprés-based incentive to get inoculated.

Summit County’s vaccination rate remains approximately 65% at the time of this writing. Moving to a 70% vaccination rate would likely mean a further easing of local COVID-related restrictions.

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