Tyson Foods vaccinates employees at Joslin plant


By Marci Clark, KWQC (IA)

Feb. 21, 2021


JOSLIN, Ill., (KWQC) - Tyson employees at the Joslin plant in Rock Island County received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.


According to Tyson, about 1,000 team members will be vaccinated at the plant over the weekend.


In April, the Rock Island County Health Department confirmed an outbreak of the virus at the Joslin facility.


Officials say most employees are willing to receive the vaccine.


揟he majority of team members we have surveyed have said they want to take the vaccine and we saw those results start to play out in Joslin yesterday,?says Derek Burleson, a spokesperson for Tyson Foods.


The plant says they will continue to use temperature scanners, workplace dividers, and require masks to keep employees safe. Tyson is adding an incentive for employees who choose to get the shot outside of normal hours.


揥e抮e going to compensate those workers for up to four hours of regular pay if they are vaccinated outside of their normal shift or through an external source,?says Burleson.


Tyson says the number of employees testing positive for COVID-19 is low...


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