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US supermarket chain to offer employees $100 for COVID-19 vaccination

02/08/2021 - 08:53

US Kroger Group announced it will provide a one-time payment of $100 to employees vaccinated against the coronavirus. Kroger operates supermarkets in 35 states.

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"A one-time $100 vaccine payment will be offered to all employees who receive full doses of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the manufacturer and provide appropriate proof of vaccination to a human resources representative," the company said in a statement. 

Employees who cannot receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons will have the opportunity to take a health and safety education course to receive payment.

The company will also spend an additional $50 million on rewards for its employees, including a $100 store credit and 1,000 fuel points.

The U.S. has the highest number of infections in the world. Nearly 27 million people have gotten sick there.


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