At Ruido Fest 2021, 5 Out of 30,000 Fans Received a COVID-19 Vaccine

The sixth annual Ruido Fest hosted 30,000 ticketed fans over the weekend (Aug. 20-22) in Chicago, and five of those fans received a vaccine against COVID-19, Billboard can confirm.

To help slow the transmission of the coronavirus, local wellness center Envision was on site to provide vaccinations. The inoculation site offered either Pfizer or Moderna shots on Friday from 2 to 6 p.m.; those who received their first vaccine at the fest were to schedule their second doses elsewhere.

Additionally, healthcare startup Curative completed 782 total COVID-19 tests at their testing site, according to the company. The festival promoted the vaccine and testing opportunities on social media days before the event kicked off and after announcing earlier this month that in order to attend Ruido Fest, “a full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be required,” the website read.

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