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Tyson Reports on Uptake of COVID Vaccine


Of the 120,000 U.S. Tyson Foods workforce, 91 percent have received at least one dose of COVID vaccine. The Company announced a mandatory vaccination policy with appropriate exceptions, requiring compliance by November 1st.


The Company stated “We believe that getting vaccinated is the single most effective thing our team members can do to protect themselves, their families, and the communities where we operate”.  It is a matter of record that Tyson has spent over $700 million on preventing COVID among workers in plants and other facilities since the onset of the infection.  Tyson Foods was proactive in establishing on-site testing as soon as it became available, installation of partitions between workstations, rescheduling shifts to limit the possibility of infection in change rooms and break areas, instituting paid quarantine leave, and using outside specialist resources for testing and education of workers.


Tyson Foods has paid workers a $200 incentive bonus to receive a vaccine and is operating lotteries at plants with $10,000 prizes to encourage vaccination.

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