Tyson Foods expands onsite COVID-19 vaccinations to employees' families

Tyson Foods Inc says that US employees' family members will be able to receive COVID-19 vaccines at all future vaccination events the company holds, a sign of increasing supplies and expanded eligibility for shots in the general public.
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Reuters reports that vaccine supplies and efficiency in getting shots into arms have increased in the race to get more people inoculated as more contagious virus variants circulate.

Nearly 40,000 Tyson employees, or about one-third of its US workforce, have been vaccinated so far at more than 100 events held onsite at company plants or in nearby community facilities, according to a statement.

Tyson, the biggest US meat company by sales, said it recently allowed workers' family members and others who live in their houses to receive shots at some vaccination events in states like Indiana, Illinois and Texas.

US President Joe Biden directed states to widen the vaccine eligibility to people 18 or older by 19 April.

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Source: Reuters

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