I’m an employer? Why should I encourage my employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

By providing information about COVID-19 vaccination and establishing supportive policies and practices, employers can help increase vaccine uptake among workers. 

If you’re an employer, consider the following benefits from vaccination:

  • Employees who are vaccinated against COVID-19 are unlikely to get sick and need time off for illness.  
  • Employees who are vaccinated will not spread COVID-19 in the workplace, reducing the chance that there will be an outbreak requiring employees to take time off to quarantine.
  • The more employees vaccinated, the less likely your business will need to slow down due to a COVID-19 outbreak among employees.  

Simply said, the COVID-19 vaccine is good for business! 

Additionally, as part of the American Rescue Plan, businesses with fewer than 500 employees will be reimbursed for offering paid time off to employees receiving the vaccine (up to $511 per day per employee) through a paid tax credit. Promoting benefits and programs, including paid time off, will help encourage the thirty percent of unvaccinated employees that say they are more likely to get vaccinated if their employers offer incentives.  

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1. How do I get the vaccine for myself or my child?
2. What is an additional dose?
3. When can I get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot?
4. How do I get a COVID-19 booster shot?
5. Will the COVID-19 vaccine be available to every Kansan who wants it? When?
6. Who will be giving the vaccine? Can we just go to our local pharmacy to get it?
7. Where can I find data about Kansas' vaccine distribution and administration?
8. I’m an employer? Why should I encourage my employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
9. What will be the cost of getting vaccinated?
10. What if I was turned away due to lack of insurance or ability to pay the administration fee?
11. Is it safe for me to get a COVID-19 vaccine if I would like to have a baby one day?
12. I received a flu vaccine, so why would I need the COVID-19 vaccine?
13. Will vaccines be mandated?
14. What will I need to provide to get vaccinated?
15. How will my information be used? How will my data be used? Will my data be shared with ICE or other immigration enforcement agencies if I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
16. What do I do if I need a new vaccination card?