Restaurant holds vaccination clinic for workers

Would you go out to dinner if you knew the entire restaurant staff was vaccinated? That’s what a South Shore restaurant owner hopes will happen after organizing a vaccination day for all of his employees.The line outside Alba in Hanover on Monday wasn’t for the lunch special, but for the […]

Would you go out to dinner if you knew the entire restaurant staff was vaccinated? That’s what a South Shore restaurant owner hopes will happen after organizing a vaccination day for all of his employees.The line outside Alba in Hanover on Monday wasn’t for the lunch special, but for the COVID-19 vaccine.Over the course of two hours, 150 chefs, dishwashers, waitstaff and bartenders got their first COVID vaccine injection“I was very excited. It is our light at the end of the tunnel for everybody. I think everybody is just itching to get back to a little bit of normalcy. This is the first step,” said bartender Taylor Cahall.Leo Keka owns two restaurants on the South Shore, Alba and one in Quincy. He says he wants his staff to be vaccinated so everyone will feel comfortable coming back.“Everybody wants to be safe. We want to live normal,” Keka said. Brewster Ambulance Services administered the Moderna vaccine, and the staff will be back in late April for their second dose.“It is important, it is so great, the outreach we have been doing, going out into the community, the people that serve us, we serve them. It’s been a really great experience,” said Brewster Ambulance’s Alyssa Goodall.“We want to make sure our staff, which is our biggest asset, then our customers and our guests are safe as well. As soon as we could get it, we just went for it,” Keka said.

Would you go out to dinner if you knew the entire restaurant staff was vaccinated?

That’s what a South Shore restaurant owner hopes will happen after organizing a vaccination day for all of his employees.

The line outside Alba in Hanover on Monday wasn’t for the lunch special, but for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Over the course of two hours, 150 chefs, dishwashers, waitstaff and bartenders got their first COVID vaccine injection

“I was very excited. It is our light at the end of the tunnel for everybody. I think everybody is just itching to get back to a little bit of normalcy. This is the first step,” said bartender Taylor Cahall.

Leo Keka owns two restaurants on the South Shore, Alba and one in Quincy. He says he wants his staff to be vaccinated so everyone will feel comfortable coming back.

“Everybody wants to be safe. We want to live normal,” Keka said.

Brewster Ambulance Services administered the Moderna vaccine, and the staff will be back in late April for their second dose.

“It is important, it is so great, the outreach we have been doing, going out into the community, the people that serve us, we serve them. It’s been a really great experience,” said Brewster Ambulance’s Alyssa Goodall.

“We want to make sure our staff, which is our biggest asset, then our customers and our guests are safe as well. As soon as we could get it, we just went for it,” Keka said.

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