CHIEFS KINGDOM — NFL, Kansas City Chiefs honoring area vaccinated health care workers with free Super Bowl tickets

Thanks to the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs a group of vaccinated health care workers from the University of Kansas Health System will be going to the Super Bowl.Jill Chadwick with the University of Kansas Health System said Monday that they have received 18 Super Bowl tickets and they are in the process of identifying who will be attending the big game.“We have to meet certain criteria, including that the employees have had both COVID-19 shots, are available and it works with home and work lives,” Chadwick said.Either way, it’s a big honor for one of Kansas City’s largest health care providers that has been dealing with COVID-19 since the outbreak started.NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said last week the league will allow 22,000 fans at Super Bowl LV, including 7,500 vaccinated health care workers who will get free tickets.The NFL made the decision “following discussions with public health officials, including the CDC, the Florida Department of Health, and area hospitals and health care systems,” according to a news release.Most health care workers receiving free tickets will come from hospitals in the Tampa and central Florida areas, according to the NFL. But all 32 NFL clubs will also select health care workers from their communities who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to receive free tickets to the game.The Kansas City Chiefs face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the game on Sunday, Feb. 7 in Tampa Bay.

Thanks to the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs a group of vaccinated health care workers from the University of Kansas Health System will be going to the Super Bowl.

Jill Chadwick with the University of Kansas Health System said Monday that they have received 18 Super Bowl tickets and they are in the process of identifying who will be attending the big game.

“We have to meet certain criteria, including that the employees have had both COVID-19 shots, are available and it works with home and work lives,” Chadwick said.

Either way, it’s a big honor for one of Kansas City’s largest health care providers that has been dealing with COVID-19 since the outbreak started.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said last week the league will allow 22,000 fans at Super Bowl LV, including 7,500 vaccinated health care workers who will get free tickets.

The NFL made the decision “following discussions with public health officials, including the CDC, the Florida Department of Health, and area hospitals and health care systems,” according to a news release.

Most health care workers receiving free tickets will come from hospitals in the Tampa and central Florida areas, according to the NFL.

But all 32 NFL clubs will also select health care workers from their communities who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to receive free tickets to the game.

The Kansas City Chiefs face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the game on Sunday, Feb. 7 in Tampa Bay.