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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Vaccination Options and Responsibilities

Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

With COVID-19 vaccinations available to all eligible individuals, employers are confronted with how, or if, to address the vaccination status of their employees. As with everything relating to COVID-19, many of these issues are complex and require consideration of various factors that affect the particular workplace.

Federal guidance, for example, provides that employers may generally require employees to get vaccinated, subject to certain exceptions. Employers, however, should have an understanding of the various issues with which they may have to grapple should they choose to implement a COVID-19 vaccination plan in their workplace.

In addition, it is critical to keep up with the developments relating to measures to increase overall vaccination rates and how those measures may affect the workplace. Below are several issues that employers may encounter as they address COVID-19 vaccinations in their workplaces.