(Miami) Schools in the US state of Georgia will pay their COVID-19 vaccinated employees a bonus of $ 1,000 to encourage vaccination as the country experiences an increase in contamination from the Delta variant.
Posted on Aug 2, 2021 at 2:32 pm
The initiative aims to “avoid the many interruptions that have occurred in the public education system over the past two years due to the pandemic,” school officials in Henry County, near Atlanta, United States said in a United States statement.
“Our students and their families deserve and hope for consistency and stability in their learning; Keeping our schools open and ensuring the health of our employees are essential to achieve this goal, ”the statement added.
This sum can benefit people who have been vaccinated with any of the country’s three approved vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson) among the 6,000 school staff until the end of September.
The bounty will be funded by a federal program designed to stop the virus from spreading to elementary and secondary schools, officials said.
The United States has faced an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the past few weeks fueled by the rapid spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.
Approximately 60% of American adults are fully vaccinated, but there are big differences between the North, which is generally better vaccinated, and the South, which is more reluctant.
In Henry County, contamination cases have increased 40% in the past seven days, according to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, the United States’s premier health agency.