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U.S. Meatpackers Are on Cusp of Getting Covid-19 Vaccines

Doses of the Moderna Inc. Covid-19 vaccine at the Delta Health System The Medical Center drive-thru site in Greenville, Mississippi.
Doses of the Moderna Inc. Covid-19 vaccine at the Delta Health System The Medical Center drive-thru site in Greenville, Mississippi.Photographer: Rory Doyle/Bloomberg

With slaughterhouse workers among those next in line to receive Covid-19 vaccines in some U.S. states, JBS — the world’s biggest meat packer — is offering a $100 bonus to encourage employees to receive the shots.

JBS is planning a “massive” rollout of vaccines by early next month at its JBS USA and Pilgrim’s Pride facilities. Several U.S. states were nearing the so-called 1B phase in the vaccine program that includes frontline essential workers such as those at food plants.