Amazon Boosts Incentives for Vaccinated Workers

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Amazon  (AMZN) - Get Amazon.com, Inc. Report has introduced a new lottery program that gives frontline workers a chance to win $500,000 in cash and other prizes if they vaccinate against COVID-19.

The lottery called, Max Your Vax offers a total of 18 prizes, including two $500,000 cash awards, six $100,000 awards, five new vehicles, and five vacation packages.

This is the latest effort by Amazon and other major corporations to entice workers into getting vaccinated. Amazon still requires masks for fulfillment and frontline workers.

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Other companies from financial firm Vanguard to grocery stores and fast food stores such as Kroger  (KR) - Get Kroger Co. (KR) Report and McDonald's  (MCD) - Get McDonald's Corporation (MCD) Report are offering cash bonuses and paid time off for proof of vaccination.

Some companies have more expanded and creative programs. American Airlines  (AAL) - Get American Airlines Group, Inc. Report is offering one additional paid vacation day along with $50 in rewards points. 

Amtrak offers two hours of wages but also allows workers to take excused absences to recover from any side effects they might experience within 48 hours of receiving the shots.

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