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 (up to $511 per day per employee) through a paid tax credit. Thirty percent of unvaccinated employees say they are more likely to get shots if their employers offer incentives. As a result, this benefit is expected to be a helpful motivator for unvaccinated Kansans.