BrewDog offers bars and pubs as vaccination centres: ‘We want to help’
The Scottish craft brewer is in talks with UK Minister for Vaccine Deployment Nadhim Zahawi and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon in how its venues and staff could be used, for free, in the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine.
CEO James Watt points out that BrewDog’s venues – most of which are closed under COVID-19 restrictions – have waiting areas, large refrigerators and ‘ace people who can help organize’.
In addition, he promises that everyone who gets vaccinated at a BrewDog bar would get a special commemorative beer.
The UK currently has two vaccines authorized: with the first vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech given the green light last month and vaccinations with the Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine starting today.
Vaccine update: We are in now talks with the Minister For Vaccine Deployment @nadhimzahawi & @NicolaSturgeon— James Watt (@BrewDogJames) January 3, 2021
We have offered all @BrewDog bars to help with a quick roll out of the vaccine. For free.
We have waiting areas, huge refrigerators & ace people who can help organise. pic.twitter.com/kHvvc6HvQo
We are in talks with the Government about using our closed @BrewDog bars as vaccination centres.— James Watt (@BrewDogJames) January 1, 2021
We are also going to give everyone who gets vaccinated at a BrewDog bar a special commemorative beer.
But what should we call it? pic.twitter.com/ahuFolnxQ7