McDonald’s Restaurant in Kentucky Hosts COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic for Local Restaurant Workers
June 22, 2021
A McDonald’s franchisee in Kentucky is serving his community by increasing COVID-19 vaccination awareness and offering a welcoming, safe space for local restaurant workers to get vaccinated.
Owner/Operator Thomas Wolf has 16 McDonald’s restaurants in and around Ashland, Kentucky and Huntington, West Virginia. In 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wolf and his employees gave back to the health care workers at their local hospital in the form of “Be Our Guest” cards, which they could exchange for free McDonald’s menu items. Now, with COVID-19 vaccines available to the general public, Wolf and the hospital have partnered to encourage members of their community to get vaccinated.
Becki Carpenter, Wolf’s local store marketing director in Ashland, Kentucky, starred in a local commercial for local health authorities, which encouraged members of her community to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and spotlighted the steps Wolf and his team are taking to keep customers and employees safe.
“Honestly, it was an honor to not only represent our McDonald’s restaurants, but to have a voice in our community to encourage people to be vaccinated,” Becki says.
But that’s not all. On June 16, Wolf partnered with the local hospital to hold an all-day COVID-19 vaccination clinic for area restaurant workers in the lobby of one of his largest McDonald’s restaurants. His own restaurant employees were invited to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine – and so were employees of other restaurants in the area. Nurses and hospital staff were on hand to answer questions and administer the vaccines.
The clinic was a success – several restaurant workers from McDonald’s and other local establishments received their free COVID-19 vaccine to help protect themselves and the ones they love.