Getting the workplace vaccinated will be a difficult task. It is more than likely that some employees will remain highly skeptical about getting vaccinated. We cannot forget that there is a group of people who proudly call themselves anti-vaxxers. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has caused allergic reactions for a few patients in the U.K. Skepticism must be at an all-time high. We must also remember that these are mass vaccination programs. Hence cases, where a few people do have negative reactions to the vaccine, will be warranted. These trials will help improve the general efficiency of the vaccine.
What can you do as a responsible employer
Terms of employment
You can try to make the vaccine program mandatory to attend. Use this a clause in the condition of employment or the offer letter for newer employees. Plenty of employers are trying to do so and several polls have been held proving the same. Bigger companies have already made compulsory mandates issuing that vaccination is essential to begin working from the office. Seventy-two percent of all CEO and COO of major companies like Walmart and Wish or eBay have signaled towards openness for and towards these mandates. Encourage employees and let them know about the benefits of getting vaccinated at the earliest.
Get into legality
Ask the CEO or COO to take legal steps against those who are not willing to comply. The State will protect you. The benefits of vaccination are many and employees will understand the same.
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Providing the Right Information
It is easier to ask employees to get vaccinated right now if they know the facts. You, as an employer, can point out the specific and scientific research conducted and published about the several vaccines. This increases the trust that the employee has in you. Remind the employees that the vaccines have gone through several and rigorous testing and screening processes across clinics. Vaccines have been approved by scientists across every field who know the benefits to being vaccinated.
Vaccine distributions are funded and controlled by the State. All you need to do is make sure that you and your employees are up-to-date with local information regarding vaccination drives in the neighborhood. Find out the nearest vaccination centers and encourage the employees to get it right now. Fund the travel expenses to get them vaccinated and interested faster.