Md. State Employees Who Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Will Get $100

Germantown Mass Vax Site | Office of Gov. Hogan

Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Monday a new financial incentive program to encourage more people to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Each state employee who receives the coronavirus vaccine will receive $100.

“Incentives like this are another way to reinforce the importance of getting vaccinated, and we strongly encourage businesses across the state to consider offering incentives to their workers as well. These vaccines are safe and effective, they’re free, and they’re readily available with or without an appointment,” Hogan said in a statement.

To be eligible for the program, state employees will need to provide their HR office with proof of vaccination records. The governor’s office says state employees will also need to agree to receive “CDC recommended booster vaccinations within 18 months of being fully vaccinated.” State employees who refuse to get the booster vaccine after receiving their $100 will be required to repay the state $100 for failing to adhere to the agreement.

State employees who have already received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine can receive the financial incentive retroactively.

Maryland Department of Budget and Management is working with state employee unions to implement this financial incentive program.

Hogan tweeted that businesses across the state are encouraged to offer incentives to their workers to receive the vaccine.

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Deirdre Byrne

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Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.

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