An upcoming Kanye West listening party will not require attendees to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, but will offer vaccines on site.
On Thursday, West is slated to perform at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, to promote his upcoming 10th studio album, â€œDonda.â€Â A representative for the singer told HuffPost via email that â€œfrom 4 to 8 today, vaccines will be offered at Soldier Field for attendees who wish to be vaccinated.â€
A spokesperson for the stadium confirmed to HuffPost that theyâ€™d be offering â€œ1,500+ vaccinations for those not yet vaccinated (Pfizer or Johnson&Johnson)â€ and assistance â€œwith setting up their second dose at a later date,â€ should they select a Pfizer shot, which requires a second dose.Â
They also stressed that â€œguests do not have to show proof of vaccination but must follow all current city and state guidelines available.â€
Soldier Field currently says on its website that, in tandem with City of Chicago mandates, â€œface coverings are required in all public indoor spaces (clubs, suite hallways, elevators, etc.) of the stadium except while actively eating and drinking.â€
West has previously offered vaccines at his â€œDondaâ€ listening events, doing so for thousands of fans at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, earlier this month. With more than 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance, a stadium rep told BillboardÂ after the event that only four people got a shot.
Prior to that event, the stadium offered aÂ two-hour pop-up for Atlanta Falcons fans who hoped to attend that weekendâ€™s team open practice. A representative from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium told BillboardÂ that â€œabout 30â€ vaccines were distributed at the practice and that they â€œwill continue to have vaccines available for Falcons games this NFL season.â€Â
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