#Roommates, as the efforts to ensure that all Americans take the COVID-19 vaccine, popular grocery store chain Publix is going a step further to entice its employees to give the vaccination a shot. According to recent reports, Publix is offering all of its 225,000 employees over $100 in gifts cards if they agree to take the vaccine.
@CBSNews reports, Publix is making it clear that having company employees take the COVID-19 vaccine is a top priority. The company recently announced that it would give its 225,000 employees a $125 Publix gift card if they willingly take the vaccine. In order to receive the company gift cards, employees must submit an internal form along with proof of vaccination.
While Publix is reportedly encouraging its employees to get vaccination, it is not a requirement to maintain employment with the company.
“We care about our associates and customers and believe getting vaccinated can help us take one step closer to getting back to normal. We’re encouraging our associates to get vaccinated when they become eligible and doses are available,” Publix CEO Todd Jones, said in a recent press release.
The popular southeast grocery store chain is the latest company to offer employee incentives in exchange for agreeing to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Publix currently has 1,266 stores in states such as Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
This news comes after President Joe Biden recently confirming in a press conference that by this summer, 600 million doses of the vaccine will be available for Americans.
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