JBS offers $100 to employees who get COVID-19 vaccine

Meatpacker JBS USA and poultry company Pilgrim’s Price Corp say that they will pay $100 to US employees who voluntarily receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
calendar icon 22 January 2021
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According to federal guidance by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food and agricultural workers are scheduled to receive the vaccine in a later phase, after healthcare workers and people over the age of 75.

"We recognise that some team members in our diverse workforce may have concerns or be less inclined to get vaccinated," said Chris Gaddis, JBS USA's head of human resources.

JBS USA processes beef and pork and is the US arm of Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA, which mostly owns Pilgrim's Pride.

The companies are working with state and local health departments and healthcare providers to determine the best way to deliver the vaccine at each plant location, according to a statement.

Rival meatpacker Tyson Foods Inc said on Thursday 21 January it will offer vaccines on site at its facilities while employees are on the job.

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According to federal guidance by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food and agricultural workers are scheduled to receive the vaccine in a later phase, after healthcare workers and people over the age of 75.

"We recognise that some team members in our diverse workforce may have concerns or be less inclined to get vaccinated," said Chris Gaddis, JBS USA's head of human resources.

JBS USA processes beef and pork and is the US arm of Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA, which mostly owns Pilgrim's Pride.

The companies are working with state and local health departments and healthcare providers to determine the best way to deliver the vaccine at each plant location, according to a statement.

Rival meatpacker Tyson Foods Inc said on Thursday 21 January it will offer vaccines on site at its facilities while employees are on the job.

Read more about this story here.

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