COVID-19 vaccine to be given in bars and restaurants in Flagler County

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The City of Palm Coast no longer requires masks to be worn inside city facilities.

The city says that because more than 44% of Flagler County’s population has been vaccinated, they are working to remove that mask mandate entirely on May 4. City council will consider revoking the city-wide mandate.

Flagler County says fewer people are getting the vaccine even though more people are eligible. Now they are getting creative to administer more vaccines.

“We started to see the numbers go down a bit,” said Gretchen Smith, spokesperson for the Florida Department of Health in Flagler County.

She detailed a new plan to get gunshots in people’s arms.

“From the start, our goal and our strategy was to move to places where people are,” she said.

They go to different places to get people vaccinated. On Wednesday, they were at Finn’s Beachside Pub in Flagler Beach.

“We hope to vaccinate bar and restaurant workers and also try to capture people from a younger demographic,” she added.

So far, more than 50,000 people in the county have been vaccinated; however, over the past two weeks the numbers have dropped dramatically. Now they are working hard to put those numbers together and the community is helping them.

“Right now we probably have about six or seven restaurants and also businesses that want to host events like this,” Smith said.

For a complete list of locations in Flagler County, visit the county website here.

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