Aldi to pay employees who get COVID-19 vaccine, set up on-site vaccination clinics

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Aldi is the latest retailer to offer incentives for U.S. employees who receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

The discount grocer, which has more than 2,000 U.S. stores in 37 states, said it will provide employees with two hours of pay for each dose they receive, up to four hours total, as well as scheduling flexibility for salaried employees.  It also plans to implement on-site vaccination clinics at its warehouse and office locations to ensure its employees have easy access to the vaccine. 

As previously reported, Dollar General, Trader Joe’s and Instacart are all offering their employees incentives to get vaccinated.

"Since the onset of the pandemic, our entire Aldi team has worked to keep stores safe and stocked, and serve communities without interruption," said Jason Hart, CEO, Aldi U.S. "Providing accommodations so employees can receive this critical vaccine is one more way we can support them and eliminate the need to choose between earning their wages and protecting their well-being." 

Aldi said it is working with officials across the United States to get workers priority access to the vaccine.