Vanguard, a leading global asset management, is now offering its workers USD1,000 to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The incentive is a testament to how eager companies are for employees to get vaccinated amid growing concern for the Delta variant. Workers have until October 1 to show proof of vaccination in order to qualify.
“Vanguard recognizes vaccines are the best way to stop the spread of this virus and strongly encourages crew to be vaccinated,” Vanguard spokesperson Charles Kurtz said in a statement. “As such, we are offering a vaccine incentive for crew who provide Covid-19 vaccination proof. The incentive recognizes crew who have taken the time to protect themselves, each other, and our communities by being vaccinated.”
The company revealed that the incentive is a way of recognizing those employees that took the time to “protect themselves, each other and our communities by getting vaccinated.” Similarly, other big name companies have also begun to work to increase vaccination rates.
Microsoft, Facebook and Google recently announced that they will be requiring employees to get vaccinated before returning to work. Consequently, on Wednesday Walgreens Boots Alliance reported a 30% increase in the amount of vaccines administered in states such as Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Kentucky.
It is anticipated that the Food and Drug Administration will give full approval for the Pfizer vaccine by next month. A move that could increase the amount of vaccines as people gain more confidence.