Meatpacker JBS will provide COVID-19 vaccines to 8,500 workers in eight states
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Meatpacker JBS will provide COVID-19 vaccines to 8,500 workers across its facilities in eight states, the company said on Sunday.
The meat processing and Pilgrim’s chicken producion facilities are located in in Beardstown, Illinois; Booneville, Mississippi; Cactus, Texas; Grand Island, Nebraska; Greeley, Colorado; Hyrum, Utah; Lufkin, Texas; Marshalltown, Iowa; and Moorefield, West Virginia, the company said.
Some locations will get a set number of vaccines every day such as the Grand Island, Nebraska facility. Other locations will provide large-scale vaccination clinics, including at the plant in Greeley, Colorado, the company said.
“We have been focused on doing everything we can to prioritize our essential workforce in state vaccination plans across the country,” Andre Nogueira, chief executive officer, JBS USA, said in a statement.
Around 700 workers at a Beardstown, Illinois, pork production plant who got a first dose of the vaccine this month will receive the second dose of the vaccine in March, the company said.
JBS, the world’s largest meat processor and second largest food company, said in January it would offer a $100 bonus to workers who receive the COVID-19 vaccine.