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United Center Requiring Proof of Vaccination for Blackhawks, Bulls Games Starting Jan. 3

The updated policy, which begins January 3, applies to fans age 5 and older.
United Center Vaccine Requirements

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Beginning Jan. 3, 2022, the United Center will require proof of vaccination for entry. The home of the Blackhawks and Bulls revised its policies in accordance with the City of Chicago's updated vaccine requirements for indoor spaces.

Previously, attendees had to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for entry. The new policy requires fans age 5 and older to show proof of vaccination. Those 16 or older must also present identification that matches their vaccination record.

The guidelines define "fully vaccinated" as follows:

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  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

Eligible "proof of vaccination" records include the following:

  • Vaccination Card
  • Photocopy of vaccination card
  • Digital record or app
  • Printed record from vaccine provider

Additionally, the United Center's mask mandate will remain in effect.

The first Bulls game under the new requirements will be Jan. 3 when Billy Donovan's team hosts the Orlando Magic. As for the Blackhawks, their first contest under the new rules will be Jan. 4 when the Colorado Avalanche come to town.