These Businesses Are Offering Incentives for Employees to Get Vaccinated


Many employers are offering incentives for employees to receive vaccinations for COVID-19 and the list is growing.

Vaccines are the most likely route to normalcy, but many are hesitant to receive them for a variety of reasons. To combat hesitancy, many employers have started offering incentives so that they can get back to normal operating procedures quicker.

The following are some of the employers that have offered time off and monetary incentives for employees to get vaccinated:

  • Instacart
  • Target
  • Trader Joe's
  • Chobani
  • Petco
  • Darden Restaurants
  • McDonald's
  • Dollar General

The incentives for getting vaccinated vary across employers.

For example:

  • Kroger is offering $100 in-store credit in addition to a one-time $100 payment.
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is offering anyone with proof of a COVID vaccination a free doughnut.
  • The Greenhouse of Walled Lake, a marijuana dispensary in Michigan, is giving anyone over the age of 21 with proof of vaccination a free pre-rolled joint as a “way of saying thank you for helping to end this pandemic and getting us back to normal,” the dispensary said.

According to a survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, around 25 percent of employees in the US that most likely wouldn't get vaccinated would reconsider if they were offered a cash bonus or stipend. However, 88 percent of companies have no plans to offer any incentives.

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