Pittsburgh Brewery Gives Free Beer with a COVID-19 Shot | Ongoing reporting

A Pittsburgh brewery will be hosting a different type of liquor and beer next week.

East End Brewing Co., in partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department, is giving away a free beer to every customer receiving a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine on-site from 5pm to 7pm on June 24th

“This beer also comes with our thanks for your help in bringing us all one step closer to a normal, COVID-free life,” says the brewery’s website.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are also offering an incentive to get vaccinated, Allegheny Executive Rich Fitzgerald said on Wednesday.

The Pirates, in partnership with Allegheny Health Network, are hosting a vaccination event at PNC Park on Saturday from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm as part of Major League Baseball’s MLB Vaccinate at the Plate campaign. All unvaccinated fans who receive a COVID-19 vaccination at the event will receive a voucher for two free tickets to a game of their choice this year, the team announced on its website. The event will take place in the Jim Beam Left Field Lounge.

Allegheny has made great strides in vaccination efforts just two months after the nation’s fourth surge in virus cases, said Department of Health Director Dr. Debra bow.

“The why is not a secret. It’s the vaccines, “said Bogen on Wednesday.

She said the county has an average of 25 new cases a day, up from 50 a day two weeks ago. She also said 89% of new virus cases in the county involve unvaccinated people.

Allegheny reported 65 new cases and 10 new virus deaths in the past 48 hours on Wednesday.

The state health department reported 17 new statewide COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, none of which affected Washington, Fayette or Greene counties.

There were 312 new virus cases nationwide, which corresponds to a total of 1,209,448 since March 2020.

Washington and Greene each reported three new virus cases, bringing their total numbers to 17,888 and 3,344, respectively. Fayette had added six new cases to his total of 13,372.

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