Taste of Belgium Offering $100 Incentive for Employees to Get COVID Vaccine

"It only makes sense to provide a 'thank you' to our team for doing the right thing and making all Taste of Belgium locations as vaccinated as possible," says founder Jean-François Flechet

Taste of Belgium at The Banks - PHOTO: HAILEY BOLLINGER
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Taste of Belgium at The Banks

Taste of Belgium is offering all current and future employees their own version of a stimulus: a $100 "thank you" to any of them who get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

“It’s been a long year and we’re as anxious as anyone to be out from under the pandemic. Our staff, as well as the rest of the restaurant industry, has really been on the front-lines since the outbreak started. As business is starting to pick up, we want to provide the safest possible environment for our guests and our staff," says Taste of Belgium founder Jean-François Flechet in a release. "It only makes sense to provide a 'thank you' to our team for doing the right thing and making all Taste of Belgium locations as vaccinated as possible.”

All employees at the Taste of Belgium bistros in Over-the-Rhine, The Banks, Rookwood, Kenwood, Clifton and Crestview Hills are eligible, as well as employees of the Findlay Market booth. 

Cincinnati launched its new mass-vaccination site on April 1 at Xavier University’s Cintas Center (1624 Herald Ave.). 

The Cincinnati location is one of 15 long-term, state-sponsored mass-vaccination sites opening in March and April. The clinic is expected to administer up to 3,000 vaccines per day, depending on the supply and demand. The site is expected to operate until it is no longer needed.

To register for an appointment at the mass vaccination site at the Cintas Center:

  1. Go to the mass vaccination section of Ohio's coronavirus portal.
  2. Scroll down to "Cincinnati Long-Term clinic" and click.
  3. Read the newly opened information box and then click gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
  4. Select your language and click the blue "Check eligibility" button.
  5. Complete the form and submit.
  6. Use zip code 45207 in the search tool to find Cincinnati's regional mass-vaccination site.
  7. Complete your appointment details.

Limited appointments are available for the mass-vaccination site, but more likely will open in the future.

Additionally, Ohioans still can find vaccines at local pharmacies, healthcare providers and community organizations. Visit GetTheShot.Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov for options.

Vaccines are available to Ohio residents who are eligible for vaccination according to the state’s phased plan. As of publishing, any Ohioan age 16 and up is now eligible. Those who are 16 or 17 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Beginning Monday, April 5, all Kentucky residents who are age 16 and up are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Find vaccine providers throughout Kentucky at govstatus.egov.com/kentucky-vaccine-map.

Regional mass vaccination sites are locally operated with support from the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Emergency Management Agency.

Additional regional mass-vaccination clinics will open around Ohio as more vaccine supply becomes available. They will remain in place until they are no longer needed.

Ohio's coronavirus cases had been trending downward until recently, when numbers began inching back up both in Ohio and neighboring states. As of April 1, Ohio has had a total of 1,020,041 confirmed and probable coronavirus-related cases, 53,169 hospitalizations and 7,438 intensive care unit admissions, according to the Ohio Department of Health’s dashboard

Cases per 100,000 stands at 167.1. DeWine has said that once cases reach 50 per 100,000, statewide restrictions will be lifted.

Learn about Ohio’s coronavirus vaccine efforts at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

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