Mary's Mobile Diner is offering a free meal to anyone who gets vaccinated at Deborah Heart & Lung Center's COVID-19 vaccination event.
BURLINGTON COUNTY, NJ — Burlington County residents who have not yet been vaccinated against the coronavirus still have the chance to do so, and they can even get a free meal out of the deal.
Mary's Mobile Diner is giving a free dinner to anyone who gets vaccinated at Deborah Specialty Physicians' walk-up COVID-19 vaccination event on June 28, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., according to county officials. Deborah Specialty Physicians is at 811 Sunset Road, Suite 102, in Burlington.
The Pfizer vaccine will be dispensed, so anyone over 12 years old is eligible to eat and get vaccinated. Those who eat will have a variety of options, as Mary's Mobile Diner offers Italian Sausage sandwiches, meatball sliders, open-faced cheese steaks, Asian Chicken or Shrimp tacos, macaroni and cheese and grilled cheese, among a number of other menu options.
"We are excited to be able to bring the Pfizer vaccine into the community," said Deb Sadowski, RPh, Director of Pharmacy Services and Vaccine Coordinator at Deborah Heart and Lung Center, which is hosting the clinic in conjunction with the Burlington County Health Department and with legislative support from State Senators Troy Singleton and Dawn Marie Addiego, as well as Rep. Andy Kim.
"Every shot means being one step closer to hugging your friends and family. After all we've been through, we're so close to beating this pandemic thanks to the incredible work of our health care professionals. I want to thank the team at Deborah and Mary's Mobile Diner for not just offering a free vaccine and dinner, but the hope we all truly need," Kim said.
The event is part of an effort to help get to the national vaccination goal of 70 percent by July 1.
"It is truly amazing how far we've come since the vaccine was released last winter, however, we must make every effort to keep getting shots in the arms of those who are not yet vaccinated," said Singleton, who represents 17 towns in Burlington County. "And, if protection against the virus isn't enough incentive, we're bringing Mary's Mobile Diner Food Truck to the event to give anyone who gets their shot that day a free dinner."
Mary's Mobile Diner is a Pennsauken-based food truck that has been serving New Jersey and Philadelphia for more than 20 years, according to the food truck's website.
"This is a great opportunity for parents who may want to get their kids vaccinated this summer and before the school year starts," Addiego said. "We are all enjoying the start of our return to normal. It is long overdue, and the vaccines will make it that much safer for everyone."
"We hope to see a lot of the community taking advantage of this opportunity," Burlington County Commissioner Director Felicia Hopson said. "It is clear that the vaccines work exceptionally well. As we see cases and hospitalizations decline in New Jersey, we want to continue that momentum and make sure that we don't have recurring pockets of infection among unvaccinated groups."