HOUSTON – Target is joining several Houston-area companies in compensating employees who receive the coronavirus vaccine.
In a news release Wednesday, Target said it will pay employees up to four hours of work when they receive both doses of the vaccine, as part of encouraging them to get vaccinated whenever it’s their time.
In addition to pay, employees can take advantage of free Lyft rides to their vaccine site of their choice, such as a pharmacy, clinic, health care provider or a state/city-run super site.
As coronavirus vaccines become more widely available for essential workers, Target’s committed to making the process easier for our team. That’s why we’re offering hourly team members up to 4 hours of pay and free Lyft rides for vaccinations. More here: https://t.co/9lkNYGWies pic.twitter.com/PDRwGrZYD5— Target News (@TargetNews) February 10, 2021
Target said in a news release it will continue to work with CVS to offer vaccines to team members within stores and distribution centers in the future. The company is also working with its benefits team to make sure all vaccine costs to employees are covered, no matter where they get it.
The news comes after Target announced it extended coronavirus benefits, such as a pay increase to $15 an hour, bonuses, and free virtual health care visits.