eCommerce giant Amazon is now offering on-site COVID-19 vaccination for its U.S.-based front-line workers as it works toward preventing supply chain disruptions resulting from the pandemic.
The company’s on-site vaccination program is initially being rolled out in Missouri, Nevada and Kansas and is expected to be expanded to other states as access to vaccines further improves.
To motivate employees to get vaccinated, Amazon plans to give $80 to front-line workers that have no access to on-site clinics. The move follows that of other players in the hospitality and retail industry offering a variety of incentives to get their employees to take the vaccine, Reuters reported.
Amazon’s announcement comes nearly three months after it had reportedly asked the U.S. government in December to prioritize the company’s essential workers, including those that work in warehouses, grocery stores and its data centers.