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People who get vaccinated for COVID-19 at the Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama, will be allowed to drive their car or truck around the track as part of a collaborative effort to encourage people to get vaccinated.
The event will occur on May 15, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. People over the age of 16 with a valid driver’s license will be able to drive their car or truck around the 2.66-mile track so long as they get vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 at the site. Participants under the age of 18 are required to have a parent’s permission to participate, according to ADPH.
Drivers will be allowed to take two laps around the track behind a pace car at highway speed, according to ADPH.
Testing and vaccination for COVID-19 will occur from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Talladega Superspeedway, the Alabama National Guard, the US Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC Foundation, and ADPH.
“Vaccines for COVID-19 are highly effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, especially severe illness and death. No registration is needed for vaccination. ADPH’s goal is to get COVID-19 vaccine to Alabamians as speedily as possible,” the press release said.
Vaccines will be administered by the Alabama National Guard, ADPH said.