Some Retail Stores Offering To Pay Employees To Get COVID-19 Vaccine


More and more retail chains are offering to pay employees who get a COVID-19 vaccine. The list includes Trader Joe's, Aldi, and Dollar General, as well as the grocery delivery service Instacart. Aldi is even looking into the possibility of setting up vaccination clinics at its warehouse and office locations to make things easier for workers.

Grocery chain Aldi said Tuesday that it will provide its hourly workers with two hours of pay for each vaccine dose they receive, giving workers up to four hours total of paid time off. Aldi also said it will "cover costs associated with vaccine administration" for employees who want to get vaccinated.

Dollar General said last week that it will give its workers a one-time payment equivalent to four hours of pay after receiving a completed vaccination.

Trader Joe's will give workers "an additional 2 hours of regular pay per dose for taking the time to get vaccinated," Kenya Friend-Daniel, a spokesperson for the company, said in an email.

Should all employers pay their workers to get the vaccine? Do you still go grocery shopping in person, or rely on delivery or pickup services?

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