Apr 16, 2021
Millions of People Will Be Paid Up To $200 To Get Their COVID Vaccine.Companies are offering incentives for their employees to get vaccinated. Kroger is giving its employees $100 in store credit plus a $100 payment, while Publix is offering its staff a $125 gift card to use in the store. Lidl is shelling out $200 to each employee who gets the vaccine, Instacart will provide its workers with a $25 Vaccine Support stipend, and Trader Joe's will pay workers for two hours for each dose of the vaccine. It's not just grocery stores either - Amtrak will give its employees the equivalent of two hours work for getting vaccinated. Darden Restaurants, which owns Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Yard House and other chains will pay the equivalent of four hours work. Dollar General will do that as well. Chobani will pay the equivalent of six hours work, and McDonald's will cover up to four hours of paid time off. Target is also paying the equivalent of four hours' work and throwing in reimbursement up to $15 each way for workers who take Lyft to their vaccination appointments.