On Sunday, ABC13 reported that Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, turned into a COVID-19 vaccination spot!
The decision to turn the local strip club into a site for vaccination came amid the increasing concerns about the lagging of the U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program.
The officials expressed their worries that, without proper motivation, there wouldn’t be enough vaccinated individuals for the country to reach the so-called ‘heard immunity.’
JoAnna Rupiper, a nurse from the Southern Nevada Health District, told reporters that installing a vaccination site at the strip club is *‘just one of the ways to seduce people to get vaccinated.’ *
The club manager Ralph James, however, explained that the strip club decided to team up with health authorities because creating a vaccination spot out of a strip club was a ‘fun idea.’
An unusual vaccination spot
Besides offering a more convenient vaccination site, the Las Vegas strip club offered a free 1-year VIP Platinum Card for everyone who opts for the vaccination at the spot.
The VIP Card includes benefits such as free entrance for its holder and five additional guests, exclusive VIP party invitations, and some goods at affiliated clubs worldwide.
If applicable, the VIP Card grants a 20 percent bar tab discount and VIP wristbands.
The measure seemingly produced results!
Just on Friday night, over one hundred people arrived at the club to get vaccinated and receive accompanying benefits.
One of the people who stood in line was a 70-year-old Michael Myers (nice name).
Myers told Associated Press reporters that he decided to wait for the vaccination no matter what.
Offerings at other spots
Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club management is aware that whether their business will return to normal entirely depends on the success of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
Even though turning the strip club into a vaccination spot might seem strange, other clubs offered much more unusual services to their customers during the pandemic.
In March 2020, Little Darlings, another strip club from Las Vegas, offered drive-through strip shows for people willing to ‘relieve themselves during the pandemic.’
Two months later, similar events were organized by Lucky Devil Lounge from Portland, Oregon.
Given the success of the campaign at Larry Flynt’s, it could be expected that other strip clubs would follow their example.
Even though they might try to survive by offering services similar to those of Little Darlings and Lucky Devil Lounge, drive-through shows could hardly replace the standard strip club experience, both from business’s and customers’ perspective.