Communicate what your organization’s specific commitment is to employees regarding vaccines. Example: [ORGANIZATION] is committed to helping you get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines. We also want to make it easy for you to get vaccinated. Here are some ways [ORGANIZATION] is planning to support you: ____. Then you can fill in the blank with the actions from below that you are taking, or any of your own ideas.
Lead by example. Have organization leaders in your organization show off their vaccine card or share why they’re planning to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Experts have found that employees seeing their leader(s) getting vaccinated in front of them at work is extremely effective in addressing vaccine hesitancy in the workplace.
Allow employees to take a couple of paid hours off to get the vaccine and offer paid sick leave to those who experience side effects to help them recover.
If your workplace is at least 70% vaccinated, apply for an official COVID Stops Here designation. COVID Stops Here designations are tiered with workplaces able to apply for Platinum (100% vaccinated), Gold (90% vaccinated), Silver (80% vaccinated) and Bronze (70% vaccinated) designations. Once approved, workplaces receive signage and a media kit to help promote their status to their community and encourage others to join them.
Host a vaccination event at your workplace to make it easy and convenient for employees to get vaccinated. Express interest in having a free clinic come to your workplace using this simple one-page form.
Use your organization’s social media to share your messaging
Bring up the subject in a staff meeting using some of the Conversation Starters in this guide.
Ask vaccinated employees to share their story with coworkers — why they got it, how simple the process is and how they’ve experienced no side effects beyond the typical few days.
Offer inoculated employees “Vaccinated!” stickers for their ID badges, or buttons that could be pinned to a shirt. People tend to like to do what their social circle is doing, and the visual reminder can help.
Distribute informational handouts for employees to take home and share with family.