‘Refer to Win’ vaccine campaign is back with round-trip US airline tickets to any destination

Mayor John Cooper’s office announced today that American Airlines has donated a pair of free round-trip tickets to one of more than 300 destinations in 60 countries as the latest top prize in Nashville’s “Refer to Win” vaccine campaign.

Beginning Monday, Nov. 8, Nashvillians can enter to win the couple’s plane tickets by referring friends and family to get vaccinated. Also from Monday, children aged 5-11 years can receive the vaccine. This stimulus comes amid a push to increase pre-holiday vaccinations. Those who receive their booster injection can also participate in the referral contest.

“American Airlines is proud to play a part in Mayor Cooper’s effort to increase vaccination rates in Nashville,” said Nate Gatten, senior vice president of global government affairs at American Airlines. “We know vaccines are key to defeating COVID-19 and returning to activities such as visiting loved ones and traveling for leisure and business. Our team welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the great work being done at the local and federal levels to beat the pandemic.”

“We are grateful to American Airlines and all of our community partners for encouraging vaccinations,” said Mayor John Cooper. “I hope everyone will participate by encouraging their family, friends and colleagues to get their free vaccination. Remind them that the shot is safe, effective and can save their lives.”

The American Airlines award marks another round of the incentive campaign that has already seen more than 20 Nashvillians win awards such as sports tickets, staycations, gift cards and memberships.

The “Refer to Win” campaign aims to encourage residents to refer their family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine so Nashville can protect itself from COVID-19.

Nashvillians can enter to win the couple plane tickets by referring friends and family to get vaccinated. Referral cards are only available at Metro Public Health Department vaccination sites. Vaccine recipients can write the name and contact details (phone number or email address) of the person who encouraged them to be vaccinated. Referral cards are available to any Nashville resident who receives their first, second, or booster vaccination.

The competition starts on Monday, November 8 and runs through Monday, November 22. The winner will be determined based on the number of referrals they are credited for.

Currently, 58.1 percent of all Nashvillians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The goal of the “Refer to Win” campaign is for Nashvillians to encourage their families and entire social circle to be protected.

Referral cards are available at both the Drive-Thru Vaccine Clinics, 2491 Murfreesboro Road (former Kmart), and 28th Ave. and Charlotte Ave. (350 28th Ave. North), as well as the community’s vaccine pop-up sites. Referral cards will also be available at the 6 drive-thru vaccine clinics that Metro Public Health is organizing in partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools.

  • Both Pfizer (two doses) and Johnson & Johnson (one dose) are available.
  • Beginning Monday, November 8, the Pfizer vaccine will be available to anyone ages 5 and older.
  • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available to anyone 18 years of age and older.
  • Those who qualify can receive their booster shot.

The “Refer to Win” campaign was created in conjunction with Mayor Cooper’s office, the Metro Public Health Department, and the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. Music City, Inc. will distribute the tickets.

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