Restaurant workers get COVID-19 vaccine

Published: Apr. 13, 2021 at 10:23 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Central District Health Department focused on vaccinating restaurant workers on Tuesday with a COVID-19 vaccine clinic set up at Texas Roadhouse.

Employees and their immediate family were able to get their first doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

The department had more than 100 doses set to expire and wanted to make sure they didn’t go to waste.

“Once you open the bottle after its been thawed, you have six hours until it’s expired,” Central District Health Department’s Andy Kroeger told Local4 News. “Once it’s thawed from the package the health department gets it in, it’s good for so many days and you have to use it up before that.”

They say it was important to get people in the service industry, because they spend a lot of time with the public.

“They are exposed to everybody both healthy and the sick public,” Kroeger said. “The more we could get everybody in the healthcare and service industry vaccinated, the less chance they have to spread this.”

Kroeger said they were able to use all the doses and none expired before they were used.

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