City of Charleston employees who get their COVID-19 vaccines before Oct. 31 will receive a $750 incentive. The Charleston City Council unanimously approved the vaccine incentives at its meeting Tuesday.
Originally, Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin proposed a $500 vaccine incentive for city workers. Council members approved an amendment from Councilman Pat Jones to increase the amount to $750.
Mandi Carter, the city’s director of talent and culture, said that, at last count, between 40% and 50% of city workers were vaccinated against COVID-19. She said the number might be different now that the vaccine is widely available at pharmacies.