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Companies Dangle Incentives to Spur Employees to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

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Companies Dangle Incentives to Spur Employees to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

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Workers at several companies are being offered money if they are vaccinated against COVID-19, amid reluctance from some to get one of the vaccines. Dollar General is giving hourly workers who get a COVID-19 vaccine the equivalent of four hours of pay. The company said it’s one way to remove barriers to getting vaccinated. Salaried workers are receiving additional store labor hours. Instacart, the grocery delivery platform, is doling out a $25 payment to workers if they get a vaccine. “Our goal with the introduction of our new Vaccine Support Stipend is to ensure that, when the time comes, Instacart shoppers don’t have to choose between earning income as an essential service provider or getting vaccinated,” Apoorva Mehta, Instacart’s founder, said in a statement. And Trader Joe’s will pay employees the equivalent of two hours of work for each dose of a vaccine they get. The only two authorized COVID-19 vaccines require …

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