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 that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and that vaccination is essential to ending the pandemic and helping us all get back to the things we love.
  • I’ve shared about my positive experience getting vaccinated, and how COVID-19 vaccines have helped me get back to the moments I’ve missed with family and friends.
  • I’ve shared trusted information about vaccines.
  • I’m offering paid time off to my employees, contractors and part-time, hourly and seasonal workers for vaccine appointments, as well as time off to recover from possible side effects.
  • I’m offering paid time off for parents to take eligible children to get vaccinated and recover from possible side effects.
  • I’ve made it easier for workers to get vaccinated by offering a transportation voucher, a meal stipend, child care, or other small incentives.
  • I’ve encouraged my employees to search, text their ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find vaccine locations near them.
  • I’ve dedicated time at a staff meeting to lead a conversation about the safety and benefits of COVID-19 vaccines, and answer employee 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 and talk to their healthcare provider if they have additional questions.
  • I’ve applied for a Paid Leave Tax Credit to offset costs associated with offering time off for vaccinations and recovery, including for eligible family members.
  • I’ve contacted my local public health department to explore whether I can host an on-site vaccination clinic for workers and their families, or support community vaccination efforts.
  • I’m offering customer discounts, coupons or other incentives to customers who are fully vaccinated.
  • I’m following CDC’s latest mask guidance and taking other precautions to prevent the spread.