A pub in Center City has partnered with a pharmacy a few doors down to get its employees vaccinated.
Owner James Stephens of The Black Sheep partnered with Medical Tower Pharmacy to vaccinate his thirty employees on Tuesday.
Stephens was vaccinated a few weeks ago and wanted to look out for those working for him.
“They feel more comfortable being in a social environment, and I feel better the fact that they’re protected, so it’s a double edge sword and plus I’m also gonna let our patrons know that my staff is fully vaccinated.”
Medical Tower Pharmacy has been vaccinating community members and reached out to help the pub.
“They are frontline workers so we feel like we’re doing a community service by trying to get as many of them in here so we can get the restaurants open quicker hopefully get them back on track financially” the pharmacist Mario Sellecchia said.
The Black Sheep had been closed for over three months before being able to reopen in July of 2020. With restaurants operating at 50% they have struggled but this is a turning point, Stephens said this is “the light at the end of the tunnel.”
All restaurant employees in Philadelphia are currently eligible to be vaccinated. FEMA has set up a vaccination clinic at the Pennsylvania Convention Center with availability for walk-ins and those who signed up for an appointment.