Apple launches COVID-19 vaccination program for employees

Apple is launching a COVID-19 vaccination program program to help employees get inoculated against COVID-19, Bloomberg News reports, citing “people with knowledge of the matter.”

Apple launches COVID-19 vaccination program for employees. Image: coronavirus

Mark Gurman for Bloomberg News:

The company is working with Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. to give workers the shots at Apple offices. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is rolling out a website for staff to sign up for appointments.

Apple previously encouraged employees to get vaccines, offering sick leave for days missed when taking the shot and to recover from symptoms. This new voluntary program may encourage more staff members to return to Apple’s offices in the coming months.

Unlike some rivals, Apple hasn’t publicly said when employees will be expected to return to offices, but Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has told staff he anticipates a larger number of employees will start returning in June.

MacDailyNews Take: During a virtual town hall meeting with employees last December, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared details on the company’s plan to return to the office following the response to COVID-19, saying it “seems likely” that most teams won’t be back before June 2021 following widespread COVID-19 vaccinations:

There’s no replacement for face-to-face collaboration, but we have also learned a great deal about how we can get our work done outside of the office without sacrificing productivity or results… All of these learnings are important. When we’re on the other side of this pandemic, we will preserve everything that is great about Apple while incorporating the best of our transformations this year. — Apple CEO Tim Cook, December 2020

15 Comments

  1. It will be great when Tim Cook learns about the goodness of freedom of expression, and the ability to exchange political ideas without censorship. Tim is not a very good citizen and he prefers idea suppression so I don’t expect him to learn this lesson any time soon.

      1. You’ll run out of oxygen like George Floyd with these imbeciles and their inbred knee on the neck of American politics. This site is quickly becoming Republitard Central. Where the clueless right seemingly forgets the incredibly inherent and abhorrent evil in today’s Republicans while dumping on the left as if they are faultless.

        There is no greater group of hypocrites or those who spectacularly fail to follow the tenets of Christ than on the right. Christians? Don’t make me laugh. Democrats and the left are more in the spirit of Christ as ReTrumplicans follow lockstep in Satan’s Army (aka the autocratic Trump’s of the world). They know not what they do.

        1. Yes, Americans are tired of you and all other libturds.

          The difference between animals and libturds is that animals don’t let the dumbest of the herd lead them.

          You deserve all the scorn you get and more.

          1. No America is sick and tired of you un-American, out of control, gullible morons who believe any halfwit conspiracy theory if it suits your purpose. Republiturds and ReTrumplicans trying to steal your way into power because you know you will more often lose in a fair election. Still trusting in a known Reality TV show flimflam conman and grifter (among many other nasty qualities) as the purveyor of truth. You are pathetic.

            Your scurvy low-life inbred pistol-packin’ insurrection type in fact more than deserves all the scorn and hellfire you richly deserve, and beyond. You are a pox on our nation, Immoral cockroaches determined to take our nation to the heights of ignorance and stupidity.

            BTW I am not a Democrat nor liberal (you’re usually simple-minded assumption befitting someone with excrement for brains) but I recognize utter bottom-feeding scum like you and others here when I see it.

      2. It will happen when Apple stops acting like Stalin. Till then, I will expose the jackass Tim Cook and all you moronic Democrats for what you are. Get used to it. Tim chose to destroy Apple. I choose to expose Tim. It’s not a pretty sight.

    1. Nailed it perfectly Kent. Any naysayer is a woke, progressive snowflake that is too stupid to know what our country i really about. Either way, Jobs would have NEVER allowed this crap coming from Cook …. EVER. Keep the posts coming.

      1. You must also be a graduate of the same Moron High School Kent graduated from or more likely be insecure Kent himself patting himself on the back under another assumed name (so many, must get confusing for you).

        Stifle yourself and/or your pseudonym as well. Set up your agenda in a flushable porcelain container where it belongs.

    1. Say that’s pretty sparkling repartee for a moron. The equivalent of “I know you are but what am I?” Give it a permanent rest and stifle yourself, you only keep burying yourself in a steaming pile of incoherence and inanity.

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