By providing information about COVID-19 vaccination and establishing supportive policies and practices, employers can help increase vaccine uptake among workers.
If you’re an employer, consider the following benefits from vaccination:
- Employees who are vaccinated against COVID-19 are unlikely to get sick and need time off for illness.
- Employees who are vaccinated will not spread COVID-19 in the workplace, reducing the chance that there will be an outbreak requiring employees to take time off to quarantine.
- The more employees vaccinated, the less likely your business will need to slow down due to a COVID-19 outbreak among employees.
Simply said, the COVID-19 vaccine is good for business!
Additionally, as part of the American Rescue Plan, businesses with fewer than 500 employees will be reimbursed for offering paid time off to employees receiving the vaccine (up to $511 per day per employee) through a paid tax credit. Promoting benefits and programs, including paid time off, will help encourage the thirty percent of unvaccinated employees that say they are more likely to get vaccinated if their employers offer incentives.