SSM Health partners with Salvatore’s Tomato Pies to host vaccination clinic for restaurant workers

exterior Salvatore's on Livingston
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Salvatore’s Tomato Pies Livingston

MADISON, Wis. — SSM Health is partnering with a local restaurant to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for area restaurant workers.

The health care provider announced Wednesday it is teaming up with Salvatore’s Tomato Pies to host a vaccination clinic at 10 N. Livingston St. from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday.

Roughly 200 restaurant workers who are part of the Madison Area Chef’s Network and Culinary Ladies Collective will get a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot.

“We know our local restaurants and their teams are vital to the health and stability of our local economy,” said Mo Kharbat, SSM Health Wisconsin Regional VP of Pharmacy. “We are happy to provide them with this on-site vaccination clinic so that many area restaurants workers can continue to safely support their families and our communities.”

The clinic will be staffed by SSM Health teams and volunteer nurses.

“We are excited to provide our workers with the opportunity to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations in a familiar and comfortable setting,” said Patrick DePula, CEO and Chef at Salvatore’s Tomato Pies and Chef Leader with MACN. “Some of our workers are unable to get to established vaccination clinics due to timing, transportation, or other issues. We are so grateful to SSM Health for agreeing to provide vaccinations on site so we can begin to get back to business as usual.”

The Madison Area Chef’s Network includes members from restaurants, food carts and other food artisans from throughout Dane and surrounding counties.

To date, SSM health has administered more than 132,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, according to a news release.