Meatpacker JBS says nearly 700 U.S. pork plant workers get COVID-19 vaccine


Reporting by Tom PolansekEditing by Sonya Hepinstall, Reuters

via Yahoo Finance - February 12, 2021


CHICAGO, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Meatpacker JBS USA said on Friday that nearly 700 workers at a pork production plant in Beardstown, Illinois, had received the first dose of a COVID-19vaccine on site, calling it one of the largest vaccination efforts for food workers.


The workers at the plant would get the second dose in March, the company said. The plant employs more than 1,900 people.


JBS said last month it would offer $100 to workers who got the vaccine. Some meat plants had to shut down temporarily in spring 2020 due to COVID-19 outbreaks.


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