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Immunity profit: AutoZone and other companies seek ways to encourage vaccination

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Autozone is offering $100 to employees who prove that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine in order to encourage community immunization.

Several companies are incentivizing their employees to take COVID-19 vaccinations.

AutoZone is the latest company to publicly announce its new incentive policy. Their employees will receive $100 upon completion of the final dose of the vaccine.

AutoZone’s CEO, Bill Rhodes, said the health and safety of employees and customers is the company’s top priority.

“We are removing any work-related barriers, strongly encouraging and incentivizing AutoZoners to get a COVID-19 vaccine when they are eligible,” Rhodes said in a statement.

ALDI, Olive Garden, Dollar General and McDonald’s are offering their workers up to four hours of paid time off to get vaccinated. 

Each manager of these Stillwater locations declined to comment on whether or not their employees were likely to take advantage of these opportunities.

Nevertheless, the companies are hoping to encourage immunity around the community.