Discuss Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations Carefully


Accreditation & Quality Compliance Center
By A.J. Plunkett
December 15, 2020


Refer to your policy on influenza vaccinations as you consider whether to require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.

Expect to deal with many of the same exemptions—such as health concerns or religious reasons—to mandatory COVID shots as you do with a mandatory flu vaccination requirement.

The Equal Employment Commission (EEOC) updated its pandemic preparedness FAQ at the start of the public health emergency (PHE) in March.

In answer to the question, “May an employer covered by the ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 compel all of its employees to take the influenza vaccine regardless of their medical conditions or their religious beliefs during a pandemic?”

Quick answer: No.

Read Full Article

Need More COVID-19 Resources?

Visit Toolkit

Content Related to this Article

12.18.2023
Article

Our 2023 Safety Stars Are Committed to Workplace Violence Prevention

View our 2023 Safety Star Award recipients and explore their workplace violence prevention solutions.

Learn More

12.11.2023
Article

Beware of These Top 3 OSHA Violations in the Workplace

Here’s how you can protect your employees from the top OSHA violations in the workplace.

Learn More

07.18.2023
Article

Fulfill Your MATE Act Training Requirements with Free Courses

Complete your MATE Act training requirements before renewing your DEA license with these free courses.

Learn More