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Apple Encourages Staff to Get Vaccinated, Offers Paid Time Off

Employees assist customers an Apple store in San Francisco on Feb. 17. 

Employees assist customers an Apple store in San Francisco on Feb. 17. 

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Apple Inc. is encouraging employees to get Covid-19 vaccines by offering paid time off for appointments and paid sick leave for those experiencing side effects, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

The Cupertino, California-based technology giant also told staff in recent weeks that it does not have access to vaccines and is not providing shots itself to workers, the people said. They asked not to be identified discussing private matters.