Gofers the online grocery platform has officially stated that it will cover the cost of COVID-19 vaccination for its employees, their family members as well as the company’s contractual staff.
Grofers will cover the vaccination cost for its employees, their family members-including, parents, spouse, and two children and its contractual workforce, a statement said.
The company aims to cover vaccination cost for 25,000 people across 38 cities.
The company will also reimburse the vaccination cost for those who vaccinated through their personal arrangements. The government had recently appealed to people above 45 years to take the vaccine. The company will begin covering the cost for its employees and their family members of this age group.
When the government allows the vaccination for other age groups, Grofers will cover the costs for the remaining workforce and their family members. Additional sick leave will also be granted during the vaccination drive for employees to manage any post-vaccination symptoms.
Ankush Arora, HR Head at Grofers said, “Our team has been there with us through these challenging times and by ensuring their vaccination cost, we want to ensure their safety and health, along with the well-being of their loved ones and dependents. Serving our customers and community at large has been the core of our business, and during the pandemic, it became even more critical as we are an essential service provider.”
ADP India has also announced that it will sponsor the COVID-19 vaccines for all its employees.
As a part of this initiative, ADP will cover the cost of the total vaccine for over 50,000 beneficiaries in India spread across Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai along with over 10,000 beneficiaries in the Philippines.
Under this ”COVID Vaccine Special Benefit”, ADP associates and their immediate dependents will be reimbursed the cost of both doses of the COVID-19 vaccinations. Associates and dependents who are already vaccinated can also avail this benefit.
“In the 21 years of our presence in India and our journey from 102 to 10,000-plus employees, this initiative will be the biggest commitment towards our people that we will fulfill,” Vipul Singh, Divisional Vice President and Head HR at ADP India, said.
Several companies, including Flipkart, Infosys, Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, Mobile Premier League, Reliance Industries, TVS Motor Company, ReNew Power, Mindtree and Sify Technologies, have committed to covering vaccine costs for their employees and their family members.