Covid Vaccination Incentives: The Risks And Rewards For Employers

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Offering incentives to workers to get their vaccine shots for Covid-19 — as Dollar General, Trader Joe’s, and Instacart said they plan to do—appears to be a generous and important gesture that can help address the worsening pandemic. But is the carrot and stick approach right for all companies?

Dr. Bob Bollinger, a professor of infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University, said,  “To stop this epidemic and get us all back to a new normal as soon as possible, we will need all segments of society to increase community uptake of vaccination[s]."