In early March, South Carolina food and beverage workers became included as frontline workers with increased occupational risk as part of the state’s tiered COVID-19 vaccination plan. This allowed restaurant and bar employees to receive the vaccine, but like much of the rest of the population, many reported difficulties in scheduling a shot.
Born out of this frustration, the team at Charleston restaurants Butcher & Bee and the Daily partnered with Pay It Forward Charleston and Liberty Doctors to make a vaccine clinic happen for F&B workers. “We figured that if people were struggling to find appointments, we would endeavor to bring the vaccine to the job site,” says Tara Pate, Director of Marketing and Chief of Staff for Butcher + Bee,” After many dead ends and several false starts, we are vaccinating up to 430 people this coming Tuesday. In the process of making it happen, the idea grew from an effort to vax our own staff to a wider community one.”
The Pfizer vaccine will be distributor tomorrow, Tuesday, March 30, between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Workshop. Hospitality workers can sign up online for a slot. And to add to the incentive, complimentary treats from Daddy’s Girl Bakery will be available after recipients receive their shot.