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An increasing number of U.S. businesses are offering employees incentives for getting vaccinated against COVID-19, including bonuses up to $200..
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Some chains are offering to cover normal pay for a set period of time while an employee is getting vaccinated, while others are offering cash rewards.
The moves come as vaccination programs that are currently aimed at protecting essential workers and highly vulnerable people begin to shift focus to millions of lower-risk Americans..
Getting vaccinated, however, can mean losing hourly wages, or even shouldering extra travel and child care expenses.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in December that, in most cases, employers can require their employees get the vaccine once it’s widely available. Many companies are instead opting for an incentivized approach, encouraging workers to be vaccinated when possible.