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Amazon Gives 8 Vaccinated Employees Payouts, Cars

In an effort to encourage staff vaccination against Covid-19, Amazon has launched the Max Your Vax sweepstakes.

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In an effort to encourage staff vaccination against Covid-19, Amazon has launched the Max Your Vax sweepstakes. Eight employees have been given rewards so far, including $100,000 or a new car.

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On Monday, the company announced on Instagram that four warehouse workers and one Whole Foods employee were rewarded after providing proof of vaccination. They each got card worth up to $40,000.

Last week, two Amazon employees and one Whole Foods worker got $100,000 bonuses, according to another post. 

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The Max Your Vax sweepstakes initiative was announced last month. Vaccinated Amazon employees have the chance to win $100,000 or $500,000, a new car or a week of paid time off with a $12,000 vacation package.

The sweepstakes runs through Oct. 21. To be eligible to win, a frontline employee must be working at an Amazon company at the time of entry and through the sweepstakes period, be fully vaccinated and upload proof of vaccination to a company portal.