In an effort to keep everyone who works in local bars, restaurants and clubs healthy, we aim to provide immunizations for up to 100 local cultural workers ahead of the yearly flu season.
Influenca (the flu) can be a serious disease, in some cases leading to hospitalization. This virus is highly contagious and anyone can get sick from the flu, even those who are otherwise healthy. The problem is compounded for service workers and musicians who rarely have access to paid sick leave (therefore cannot afford to miss a gig or shift because of the flu!), are unlikely to be insured, and yet are at increased risks for contracting the flu due to frequent contact with the public.
With the help of the Barman’s Fund and other sponsors, Bartcentennial – Flu Shot Drive & Bartender Competition will provide much needed, FREE flu shots to musicians and service industry workers ahead of the annual flu season.