Black Husky Brewing in Riverwest hosts first day of its own vaccine clinic 🍻
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- Black Husky Brewing in Riverwest hosted the first day of its own vaccine clinic on Saturday, May 15.
As the number of people getting a vaccine has dropped in recent weeks, the city of Milwaukee got creative Saturday to encourage residents to get their vaccine.
The city's health department teamed with Black Husky Brewing for a vaccine clinic at the brewery. The incentive? Free beer.
If someone brings an unvaccinated friend to get their vaccine, they get a free beer along with their friend.
Black Husky says they are excited to do their part to vaccinate Milwaukee residents.
"You can't just be sitting on the couch and waiting for others to do it," Black Husky Brewing co-founder Tim Eichinger said. "You can't just wait on the health department to do their thing. Each one of us has to do our part to make sure we get to the point where we can open back and get our lives back to where it used to be."
The clinic will also happen again on Sunday.
Wisconsin continues to make steady progress in its vaccine rollout. Officials say 39% of residents are fully vaccinated and 45% have gotten their first dose. Among those 65-years-old and older, 83% have received that first shot, and roughly 78% are now fully vaccinated.