Can employers force workers to get the COVID vaccine?

Can your employer force you to get the COVID-19 vaccine? That’s been a question circulating since the pandemic began.

News10NBC has looked into it- providing some context. Matthew Fusco spoke with them about the implications of an employer forcing a worker to get the COVID vaccine.




“Only if your boss can show it’s essential to the job. If you’ve been working without it, what made it essential now? Just the fact that it’s available? I think your boss would have a hard time proving that. If you’ve been working from home and your boss says we’re eliminating working from home and to come back you have to have a vaccine, that’s probably a legitimate demand,” he explained.

Experts contend that it isn’t really likely to see employers force the vaccine. If you’re in a high-risk environment- like a nursing home, then it might be a different story.

Fusco says that at the end of the day- most employers will simply encourage getting the vaccine.

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