Get a Free COVID-19 Vax and Beer With Buffalo’s ‘Shot and a Chaser’ Program

Throughout the nation, authorities officers are searching for innovative ways to encourage individuals to get COVID-19 vaccines. In Erie County, NY, dwelling to Buffalo, they’ve began up a brand new program that mixes COVID-19 vaccines with free beer. Appropriately sufficient, they’re calling it “Shot and a Chaser.”

The primary pop-up Shot and Chaser clinic might be held Might eight on the Resurgence Brewing Co. in South Buffalo. Attendees can get their first dose of the Moderna vaccine within the car parking zone, then head into the brewery for a beverage of their alternative. At Resurgence, they will decide from beers like Cosmic Fact or McKinley’s Revenge. There might be 300 slots accessible for join. And, after that first shot and beer, individuals can come again 4 weeks later for his or her second dose and second beer.

“We perceive our constituents. We all know, particularly with our youthful constituents, they want just a little incentive,” says Erie County Govt Mark Poloncarz.

For the county, which introduced their program on social media with a Homer Simpson “MMM…BEER” picture, it’s a manner to assist native companies and preserve residents wholesome.

“We consider we are able to assist our native brewers, who had a troublesome yr final yr, in addition to get individuals vaccinated,” Poloncarz says.

Erie County shouldn’t be the primary to supply a vaccine bonus, as throughout the nation, companies and types are gifting away every thing from free Krispy Kreme donuts and Samuel Adams beer to marijuana edibles and vaccination card lamination.

“We simply noticed the state of West Virginia is doing a $100 financial savings bond,” Poloncarz says. “Good for them.”

The county has additionally signed up Flying Bison Brewing Company for a vaccine pop-up, however no date has been set. Poloncarz says they’re searching for extra breweries to participate in a program that’s completely suited to the world.

“That is Buffalo. We love our beer.”

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