When a South Carolina drive-thru coronavirus vaccine clinic got backed up, leaving people waiting for hours, the town mayor decided to call in a professional for help: a Chick-fil-A manager. Shortly after hospitals in Mt. Pleasant opened the drive-thru clinic, the computer system handling registrations had gone down, causing hundreds of people to wait in heavy traffic. The town’s mayor called Jerry Walkowiak, manager of a Chick-fil-A, for a consultation. Walkowiak dropped everything and came to troubleshoot the problem. He identified the back-up as a result of having only one person checking people in; with help from some Rotary volunteers, they got the registration system running smoothly. More than 1,000 people got vaccinated that day.

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