NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Two sandwich artists working at a Subway restaurant in Nashville were administered the COVID-19 vaccine to prevent the doses from going to waste.

Brian Todd, a spokesperson for the Metro Public Health Department said first responders were being vaccinated in mid-December by HCA nurses at the HCA POD near Centennial Park.

As the 10 p.m. closure time approached, Todd said a nurse with the Metro Public Health Department noticed there were two doses remaining in one of the vials. She reportedly asked the HCA charge nurse if they had two more people they could vaccinate to prevent the doses from being thrown out.

The HCA charge nurse left and returned a short time later with two employees of a nearby Subway, Todd said. He explained the vaccine was offered to them and they “eagerly accepted.”

The two employees will later be administered the second dose.