US banks and financial institutions are paying US citizens and legal permanent residents to vaccinate themselves against the coronavirus, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing US government documents.
The US Department of Health and Human Services said in a report in January that it was offering up to $50,000 in grants to eligible people for training and other support.
US banks have also paid up to about $5,000 to US citizens who can’t get the flu vaccine because of religious beliefs or political convictions, the paper said.
In September, the government said it would require financial institutions to provide up to a year’s supply of flu vaccine to their customers.
Reporting by AP journalists Sarah Tiana, Roberta Rampton, and Lisa Lippert.