Employer mandating flu shot
As highlighted by recent EEOC litigation on this subject, is important that the employer and employee work together to find a feasible and reasonable accommodation.Employers also cannot require certification for confirmation from a religious organization that the employee is indeed an adherent.You can access these resources at under Tools to Assist Satellite, Temporary, and Off-Site Vaccination Clinics.The direct links to the vaccination clinic resources can also be found below: Checklist of Best Practices for Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-site Locations [256 KB, 6 pages] Checklist of Best Practices for Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-site Locations (Spanish) [256 KB, 6 pages] This checklist is a step-by-step guide to help clinic coordinators/supervisors overseeing vaccination clinics held at satellite, temporary, or off-site locations follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and best practices for vaccine shipment, transport, storage, handling, preparation, administration, and documentation. Pledge for Organizations Implementing Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-site Locations [476 KB, 1 page] This pledge is for organizations that conduct satellite, temporary, or off-site vaccination clinics to sign annually affirming that they will adhere to best practices, including using the Checklist of Best Practices for Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-Site Locations.The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get a yearly flu vaccine, but good health habits and antiviral medications are other measures that can be used to fight the flu.To help businesses, employers, and their employees learn about these strategies for preventing flu, CDC provides the following Toolkit, flyers, posters, and other materials to post and distribute in the workplace.
In an effort to standardize the process of holding clinics in non-traditional settings, the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit developed tools your organization can use when organizing satellite, temporary, or off-site vaccination clinics, including a checklist of best practices, a pledge for organizations implementing the checklist, a “Frequently Asked Questions” document, and a 1-page summary resource of the 10 main principles for holding safe vaccination clinics at satellite, temporary, or off-site locations.
To the extent a health care employer elects to make the flu shot mandatory, the same rules described above will apply.
Health care employers in Illinois are required to provide all employees with education on influenza, as well as the opportunity to receive the vaccine.
Learn from CDC how your business can help keep its employees healthy this flu season.
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