Vaccination is a vital tool for controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. And the more people get vaccinated, the sooner we can all get back to the moments we’ve been missing. Kaiser Permanente has implemented a vaccine requirement policy across our organization to protect our physicians, employees, members, and communities – and now we’re calling on other business leaders to do the same.
Getting employees vaccinated is more than just the right thing to do — the health of your business depends on it. Of course, it’s possible that customers who oppose vaccines could disapprove. Employees who refuse to get vaccinated could quit or be terminated.
But the threat of another surge and subsequent shutdown poses far greater economic and employment consequences. And a fully vaccinated workforce is a potential business advantage — many consumers and job applicants are actively seeking out companies that are taking action to keep their employees and customers safe.
For insights and tools for implementing a vaccine policy at your business, download the workforce vaccine policy toolkit >
Lead by example
Anticipate cultural and social considerations
Help your employees understand how the vaccines work, how effective they are, and how we know they’re safe — as well as how to get vaccinated and what to expect.
Under normal circumstances, it takes years to develop a vaccine and make it available to people. But COVID-19’s swift and devastating impact meant we simply couldn’t wait that long. Thanks to extraordinary efforts, the COVID-19 vaccine was developed in record time while following all the FDA’s safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing standards. Several factors helped make this possible:
Learn more about how we did it. external link — and how we know the vaccines are safe and effective.
Everyone deserves the opportunity to be vaccinated to help protect them from COVID-19. Kaiser Permanente has always been deeply committed to health equity, and we’re ideally positioned to help reduce health disparities during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Our vaccine equity efforts include:
Check out our latest full collection of coronavirus resources for businesses.
See the latest vaccine updates. external link we’ve shared with your employees on kp.org.
Services covered under your health plan are provided and/or arranged by Kaiser Permanente health plans: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., in Northern and Southern California and Hawaii • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, Inc., Nine Piedmont Center, 3495 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, 404-364-7000 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., 2101 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, MD 20852 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest, 500 NE Multnomah St., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97232 • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington or Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington Options, Inc., 320 Westlake Ave. N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98109 • Self-insured plans are administered by Kaiser Permanente Insurance Company, One Kaiser Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612
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