Requiring flu vaccines is nothing new for healthcare employers. However, in light of COVID-19, there is a renewed emphasis and discussion concerning flu vaccines in the workplace. Healthcare employers are unique because often state or municipal laws regulate when a healthcare employer must require flu vaccinations, permissible exceptions and documentation requirements. These regulatory obligations are in addition to other considerations under disability or religious discrimination laws. Check out our colleagues’ recent blog post for more information.
Healthcare employers should review their current vaccination policies and practices to ensure state and local vaccination compliance, as well as compliance with CDC guidance and discrimination laws. Healthcare employers should also consider attending our upcoming healthcare webinar scheduled for 12PM EST on December 3rd where we will discuss important developments on vaccinations and other issues facing healthcare employers. Individuals can register here.