Getting Your Workforce Vaccinated Without Getting Sued [Century City Bar Association]

John Carrigan, Jr. wrote an article about the COVID-19 vaccine and employers looking to a vaccine as a way to keep their workforce and customers safe may face an uphill battle. According to a survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control in December 2020 , around 32% of U.S. adults do not intend to take a COVID-19 vaccine. Subject to some exceptions, primarily objections based on medical or religious grounds (employees objecting based on a generalized “antivax” stance, or distrust about a certain vaccine, would be on shakier ground), employers generally may implement mandatory vaccination programs. And such vaccination programs have long been common in the healthcare field with respect to illnesses like measles and the flu. 

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