HARRIS COUNTY (CBSNEWS.COM) – More than 25,000 workers at a hospital in Texas can look forward to some extra cash in March — as long as they get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Gina Harper, clinical coordinator with pharmacy, measures out the exact amount of the Covid-19 vaccine for a dose before it is administered to patients. (credit: Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

The president and CEO of Houston Methodist Hospital told employees in an emailed letter that they can look forward to a $500 bonus as a “thank you for your perseverance throughout a difficult 2020.” But eligibility criteria to receive the award includes getting a COVID-19 vaccination.

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