Can employers make vaccination mandatory?

Employers can require employees to take safety measures, with some exceptions. Instead, though, many employers are encouraging vaccination in other ways such as bonuses.


National News

May 27, 2021 - 9:15 AM

A health care worker receives their COVID-19 vaccination at the Westmead Hospital Vaccination Hub on March 1, 2021 in Sydney, Australia.

Can employers make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory?

Yes, with some exceptions.

Experts say U.S. employers can require employees to take safety measures, including vaccination. That doesn’t necessarily mean you would get fired if you refuse, but you might need to sign a waiver or agree to work under specific conditions to limit any risk you might pose to yourself or others.

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