Take a Bite Out of COVID at Freebridge Brewing in The Dalles

To assist in getting more of its residents vaccinated from COVID-19, the Columbia Gorge community of The Dalles will be hosting Take a Bite Out of COVID.

The North Central Public Health District (NCPHD) will be providing a mobile clinic on the evening of Friday, May 7th in downtown The Dalles from 5:00 – 9:00pm. Its mobile vaccine clinic will visit several local restaurant/pubs and offer the one-and-done Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and all participants will receive $10 in tokens for food.

“This is a fun way to make the vaccine easily accessible to the public,” said Dr. Miriam McDonell, Health Officer for North Central Public Health District, in a statement.

The COVID mobile vaccine clinic will kick off at Freebridge Brewing at 5:00pm and will then move to Bargeway Pub at 6:15 as it wraps up at Sunshine Mill Artisan Plaza and Winery beginning at 7:45pm.

Participants will receive the free vaccine and two $5 tokens imprinted with the saying “Take a Bite out of COVID.” The tokens must be redeemed that evening for food at one of the establishments.

Participants will be vaccinated in the mobile van and then will hang out in provided chairs on the sidewalk for a 15-minute observation period.

Event promoter Nolan Hare plans to take advantage of the convenient event to get his vaccine. “I’m looking forward to being first in line when the mobile vaccine clinic comes to the Bargeway. It’s encouraging to see local county leadership and the health district partnering with local businesses to meet people where they are, and provide vaccinations in a comfortable, convenient setting. I hope everyone takes advantage of this opportunity.”

“This is an opportunity for us to meet citizens where they are and bring the vaccine to them, if they choose to get it,” said Tyler Stone, Wasco County administrative officer, in a statement. “This is also a way to support some of our hardest hit businesses.”

Take a Bite Out of COVID Schedule

  • 5:00PM:Freebridge Brewing – 710 E 2nd St, The Dalles, OR
  • 6:15PM: Bargeway Pub – 1535 Bargeway Rd, The Dalles, OR
  • 7:45PM: Sunshine Mill – 901 E 2nd St, The Dalles, OR

For more information, please visit COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon, contact North Central Public Health District at (541) 506-2600, visit their website at www.ncphd.org.