Let’s tackle COVID-19, Buckeyes!

Brutus and the tailgate gang are headed your way! We’re teaming up with Kroger for some seriously awesome fun in the sun.

Enjoy some Ohio State fanfare, snag a selfie with the one-and-only Brutus and get your totally free COVID-19 vaccine. No cost, no appointment, no hassle!

Join us at one of these Buckeye Vaccinate Tailgate events:

Kroger Newark Marketplace
Monday, August 2
6 to 8 p.m.
1155 N. 21st St., Newark, OH 43055

Piqua Kroger
Thursday, August 5
6 to 8 p.m.
1510 Covington Ave., Piqua, OH 45356

Lexington Avenue Kroger
Friday, August 6
6 to 8 p.m.
1500 Lexington Ave., Mansfield, OH 44907

Your chance to score free football tickets!

There are plenty of benefits to getting vaccinated, but the first 60 people who receive vaccinations at the Piqua (Aug. 5) and Mansfield (Aug. 6) tailgates will be eligible for two FREE tickets to the Ohio State vs. Akron game on Sept. 25.

So get there early to get your spot in the line for the shot!


Shots will be administered for two hours during the event — no appointment necessary. First come, first served.

Can’t make it to the tailgate? No worries. Check here for vaccine appointment availability to get vaccinated at a Kroger near you.

Yes, there is no out-of-pocket cost for you to get the vaccine. However, if you have health insurance, we are required to bill your insurance provider.

No health or prescription insurance? No problem. Your COVID-19 vaccination will be administered at no cost.

If you’re covered under a health insurance plan, please bring your prescription insurance card and health insurance card, if applicable.

Kroger Pharmacists will administer Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines at the Piqua event. Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be administered at the Mansfield event.

Just a photo ID and insurance cards, if applicable.

We encourage all attendees at the Buckeye Vaccinate Tailgate to wear a mask.