Six Flags, a leading regional theme park company and operator of waterparks in the United States, has announced that Six Flags Great America is partnering with Illinois to incentivise the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccination in undeserved communities.

The organisation is providing 50,000 one-day tickets to the state of Illinois to support education programs involving the vaccinations in regions that have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. The tickets will be worth more than $4 million and is part of Six Flags’ dedication to make a positive difference in communities throughout the country.

Working alongside local health departments initiatives and community organisation vaccine education campaigns, tickets will be distributed to newly vaccinated residents in Illinois.

On the first weekend of June, Six Flags will be hosting mobile vaccination teams at its Illinois theme park.

Mike Spanos, Six Flags president and CEO, said: “Six Flags is honoured to partner with state leaders to encourage Illinois residents to get vaccinated, especially in underserved communities.

“We appreciate Governor Pritzker’s leadership on this initiative, and we look forward to moving to Phase 5 very soon,” continued Spanos.