We will let you know when you are eligible to receive the vaccine as an essential worker
in your county.
Depending on the county, this could be a few days or a few weeks away.
You may also be eligible to receive the vaccine for another reason (for example, if you
are 65 years old or older, or if you have an underlying medical condition). If you are
interested in receiving the vaccine and are over 65 and/or have an underlying medical
condition that puts you at increased risk for COVID-19, please check your county’s public
health website often for updates and new information.
Do I have to take the vaccine?
No. Taking the vaccine is not mandatory and is a personal choice; however, in line with
guidance from public health experts, we encourage all of our associates to receive an
approved COVID-19 vaccine.
Do I have to pay for the vaccine?
No. The vaccine will be free of charge to all associates, wherever you choose to receive
How do I get the vaccine?
We will let you know how you can make a vaccination appointment. Vaccination locations
will probably require an electronic sign-up in advance.
We will give you your county’s public health website address that will have information on
vaccination locations and instructions on appointment sign-ups.
At this time, walk-up service will probably not be available, but this may vary by region,
vaccine availability, and the number of people who sign up each day.
Your store manager will give you a personalized letter that confirms that you are a 99
Cents Stores employee who is eligible to receive the vaccine.
On your appointment date, you will take your 99 Cents Stores letter, along with your
employee badge and photo identification, to your vaccination site.
After you receive your vaccine, you should receive a fact sheet that tells you more about
the specific COVID-19 vaccine you are being offered. The fact sheet will help you understand
the risks and benefits of receiving that specific vaccine.
After you receive your vaccine, you should receive a vaccination card or printout that
tells you what COVID-19 vaccine you received, the date you received it, and where you
received it. Please keep this in a safe place.
Can I make a vaccine appointment during my shift?
The vaccine is not mandatory. If you decide to get the vaccine, we request that you make
your vaccine appointment outside your scheduled work hours. Your store manager will work
with you to arrange your schedule as needed so that you have time to get vaccinated.
Will I get paid for my time in getting the vaccine?
99 Cents will provide you with a supplemental payment equivalent to two (2) hours of pay
per dose for getting the vaccine. This payment is designed to compensate you for the travel
time, mileage, child care and/or other expenses that you may incur to get the vaccine.
We will provide you with more information about this payment in the next few days.
Use the table below to gather information regarding your
county's public health phone number and website.