“For team members who don’t win the toss, they win for their health and also protect their loved ones at home”
NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Atlantis resort announced yesterday that it has launched a Vax for Cash incentive to encourage all members of its team to get fully vaccinated.
However, Bahamas Hotel Catering and Allied Workers Union (BHCAWU) President Darrin Woods noted that its members were still divided on the issue.
The Atlantis Paradise Island Resort said in a statement yesterday that its Vax for Cash incentive offers cash prizes to Atlantis team members who take the approved AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
According to the resort, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have been made available to all team members at the resort and are being administered in the Imperial Ballroom between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Until October 1, eight members of Team Atlantis who are partially or fully vaccinated can enter to win a cash prize of $1,000, $500 or $250 in raffles held weekly on property.
To enter the weekly raffle, which began last Friday, staff must upload their first or second shot records to a link provided by the station’s human resources department.
Vaughn Roberts, senior vice president of government affairs and special projects at Atlantis, said: “While vaccination is the individual choice of a team member, we are following the recommendation of health officials and Centers for Disease Control based in the United States. [and Prevention] (CDC), who strongly encourage people to get vaccinated to stem the tide of rising cases.
“Ideally, we would like everyone on our team to be vaccinated.
Karen Carey, senior vice president of human resources at Atlantis, said, “We hope that our team members who choose to vaccinate will do so, while ensuring the opportunity to earn money.
“For team members who don’t win the toss, they win for their health and also protect their loved ones back home.”
Woods said Eyewitness News“They didn’t tell us about it and they didn’t really have to. We weren’t aware of it.
“When it comes to the issue of vaccination, I think our members are still divided. Some people wanted to be vaccinated and there are some who hesitate.
“We urge them to speak to their doctors and make an informed decision.
“At the end of the day, it’s their choice. Whatever their decision, in the end, we always encourage them to follow the necessary protocols. »