Many Grocery Workers Still Waiting for COVID-19 Shot

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Eric Nelson, online shopper, Kroger, Cincinnati, OH.

Dawn Hand, Kroger employee, Houston.

Kathleen Scott, Albertsons employee, Los Angeles.

Sue Wilmot, Safeway employee, Seattle.

Margaret Kitt, MD, lead, CDC Essential Workers Team, COVID Vaccine Task Force, COVID-19 Emergency Response.

Rebecca Weintraub, MD, assistant professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, PhD, professor of law, University of California Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco.

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW): “Whole Foods COVID Outbreak in Detroit is Wake-Up Call to Threat Grocery Workers Still Face on Frontlines of the Pandemic in Stores Across the Country,” “National Press Conference on Urgent Need for Vaccine Access, Hazard Pay for Essential Workers as Deaths and Exposure for Frontline Workers Increase.”

United for Respect: “ICYMI: Essential workers call for priority vaccine access and enhanced workplace safety standards.”

Houston Chronicle: “Kroger’s Builds its Presence in Houston in 2016.”

Kaiser Family Foundation: “State COVID-19 Vaccine Priority Populations.”

Illinois Department of Health.

Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccine Phases.

CDC: “Partner Update Call: COVID-19 Information for Essential Workplaces on YouTube,” “Pharmacies Participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.”

The Washington Post: “Grocery workers say they can’t get vaccines, even as they help distribute them.”

AARP: “Feds Shift COVID-19 Vaccine Focus to People 65 and Over or With Underlying Conditions.”

CNN: “Aldi, Trader Joe’s and others will pay workers to get a vaccine.”

Bloomberg News: “Tesla Back-Channel Vaccine Plea Shows Fog on Access to Shots.”

GeekWire: “Amazon asks CDC to prioritize its essential workers for COVID-19 vaccine at ‘earliest appropriate time.’”

Reuters: “Instacart to offer gig workers $25 if they get COVID-19 vaccination.”

Kroger: “Kroger Announces New Vaccine Payment for All Associates.”

Amazon: “Amazon offers up to $80 to front-line employees getting the COVID-19 vaccine.”


Walmart/Sam’s Club.

Trader Joe’s.


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