For most politicians being in the spotlight on a National comedy show wouldn't be a great thing, but for Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, it will help get more people in Western New York the COVID-19 vaccination.

This week after Mark Poloncarz held a press conference announcing the county's new COVID-19 program "Drink for a dose", his press conference was picked up by the national comedy show "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"

The show used Poloncarz's press conference as part of a bit that showed the unique ways local governments are trying to get more people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Erie County executive announced that the county has teamed up with two local Buffalo breweries to offer anyone over the age of 21 a free beer after they get their COVID-19 vaccination shot.

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Resurgence Brewing Company will be hosting a vaccine clinic on May 8 in which recipients will receive a token for a free drink. During his press conference, Poloncar also announced that the county will partner with Flying Bison Brewing Company at a later date.

This is not the only unique way the county is trying to get more and more Western New Yorkers vaccination against COVID-19. The county announced that this Saturday, they are holding special "teen" clinics where teens aged 16 and 17 will be able to get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

There are still appointments available for the teen clinics. If you want to sign u p your child, you will need to make an appointment and sign a parental consent form.


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