WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday plans to encourage Americans who are not looking for a COVID-19 vaccine to get one anyway by reminding them that small companies can take a full tax credit score towards paid time without work they supply for the vaccination and, if want be, restoration afterward.
Under the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which Congress handed and Biden signed into regulation final month, companies with 500 workers or fewer can declare a tax credit score for as a lot as $511 a day for paid time without work they supply to their workers, as much as 10 days for vaccinations and restoration time per worker.
A senior administration official who spoke on situation of anonymity mentioned 1 / 4 of Americans who say they won’t get vaccinated could take into account doing so in the event that they know they’d not lose cash.
“No one should have to lose pay to be vaccinated,” the official mentioned, including that Biden will name on small companies — who in whole account for practically half of all personal sector employment — to encourage their staff to get the vaccine.
Most giant employers have already got paid time without work for sick days.
A Quinnipiac University survey final week discovered that 27% of Americans — and practically half of Republicans — don’t need to get a vaccine towards the virus that has killed 568,532 on this nation and three million world wide; 68% mentioned they’d already been vaccinated or intend to be.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 213 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have already been administered within the United States, with 132 million Americans age 18 and over, or 51%, having a minimum of one dose, and 86 million, or 33%, being totally vaccinated.
Biden took workplace with the acknowledged objective of delivering 100 million doses of vaccines in his first 100 days in workplace, after which elevated that to 200 million doses when the early goal was simply reached greater than a month in the past.
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