Supermarket chain Kroger announced on Friday that once employees are fully vaccinated against the corona virus, it will give employees $ 100.
Kroger said employees from grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy, and hourly call center employees are eligible to pay.
For workers who receive vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, that means they will receive $ 100 after taking two doses of the vaccine. Several other single-dose vaccines are expected to hit the market in the coming weeks.
Kroger said workers who cannot be vaccinated for medical or religious purposes can choose to undergo health and safety training to collect fees.
Dr. Mark Watkins said, “We know that the most effective defense against this pandemic is the approval of the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the continuation of the strict safety measures we have implemented in stores, manufacturing facilities and supply chains.” Chief Medical Officer Kroger . “We strongly encourage all customers and partners to get the vaccine to slow the spread of COVID-19, and we will do our best to make sure they get the vaccine as soon as possible.”
Supermarket employees are included in the ‘Phase Two’ CDC distribution of the coronavirus vaccine. Phase 2 includes nearly 30 million primary workers and may take several months for this group to be fully vaccinated.
Kroger said workers not only pay $ 100 for vaccinations, but also receive $ 100 in store credit, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not. Kroger said employees should get $ 100 store credit on their membership card on Feb. 11