Making it Easier for Employees & Workers to Get Vaccinated

A Checklist for Small Business Owners

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  • I’ve communicated to my employees and workers that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and that vaccination is essential to helping us all get back to the things we love.
  • I’ve talked about my own commitment to getting vaccinated, or shared about my positive experience getting vaccinated already.
  • I’ve shared a one-pager about vaccines and answers to frequently asked questions via email, as a handout, or posted at my place of business.
  • I’m offering paid time off to my employees and workers for vaccine appointments, as well as time off to recover from possible side effects.
  • I’ve made it easier for my employees and workers to get vaccinated by offering a transportation voucher, a meal stipend, child care, or other small incentive.
  • I’ve encouraged my employees and workers to check out Vaccines.gov to help find a vaccine appointment.
  • I’ve offered internet access and/or language support services to help my employees and workers schedule their vaccine appointments.
  • I’ve dedicated time at a staff meeting to lead a conversation about the safety and importance of vaccinations and answer questions.
  • I’ve reached out to workers who’ve been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 or who may have unique concerns or need extra help accessing vaccines.
  • I’ve encouraged my employees and workers to visit GetVaccineAnswers.org and talk to their healthcare provider if they have additional questions.

Bonus Steps: For small businesses that want to do more…