In an effort to make COVID-19 vaccines more accessible to frontline hospitality workers, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater (VSPC), Pinellas County Department of Health and Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) have teamed up with local hotels for pop-up vaccination sites offering free Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
The effort will take place in Clearwater Beach TOMORROW, Thursday, May 20 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at four different hotels. Please see flyer below for specific hotels hosting these pop-up vaccination sites. Vaccines are available while supplies last on a first come, first serve basis. Download the flyer here to share with your employees.
The second pop-up vaccination initiative will take place next Tuesday, May 25 at St. Pete Beach/St. Pete hotels, including The Don CeSar, Sirata Beach Resort, TradeWinds Island Grand and The Vinoy. Timing is still TBD.
“Coming off the heels of a record-breaking March and April with a traditionally busy Memorial Day travel period just weeks away, it’s never been more important to ensure our frontline hospitality workers who keep the engine of the county’s No. 1 employer going are protected.” Steve Hayes, President/CEO of VSPC said.
“We are an industry that cares about our guests and employees,” Dannette Lynch, Director of Membership for Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, said. “We wanted to bring the vaccines to the employees and that’s what this opportunity provides and ultimately will help keep them safe”
“The Florida Department of Health encourages everyone to get vaccinated against COVID-19. It is especially important for those who work in the hospitality industry in daily contact with people from around the country, and the world,” says Florida Department of Health in Pinellas Director, Dr. Ulyee Choe.
Please let us know if you’d like to speak with Steve Hayes, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater CEO & President or one of the supporting partners about the importance of this initiative.