Kroger Will Pay Workers $100 to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
Kroger feels so strongly about their employees getting the COVID-19 vaccine that they're going to pay them to get it.
According to Fox 2, the 500,000 associates who work at Kroger stores across America can get the one-time payment after receiving the full dose recommended by vaccine manufacturers.
Kroger Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marc Watkins:
We know that the most effective defense against this pandemic comes in the form of the COVID-19 vaccine and the continuation of the rigorous safety precautions we've established across our stores, manufacturing facilities and supply chain. We are strongly encouraging all customers and associates to receive the vaccine to curb the spread of COVID-19, and we'll do all we can to ensure they have access as soon as it's available.
I'm no math wizard but 500,000 employees at $100 apiece is some serious cash that they're giving up to ensure their employees are safe and protected. But It's really nothing compared to the $1.5 billion they invested in their frontline associates in 2020 during the pandemic.
Kroger isn't the only company that's taking care of their employees when it comes to getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Dollar General is giving its employees a one-time payment equivalent to four hours of work to get their shots. Aldi and Mcdonalds are doing something very similar to this as well.
I know a lot of people are on the fence about getting the vaccine but not this guy, as soon as it's available for me, I'm getting it.