Quick Survey Findings: Large Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy

Details large employers' plans and thinking around the promotion of COVID-19 vaccinations within their workforce as of early January.


January 19, 2021

A total of 106 large employer members of Business Group on Health responded to this survey, conducted between January 5 and 12, 2021. The purpose of this survey was to determine what tactics large employers may be considering in their effort to facilitate and encourage COVID-19 vaccination in the U.S. and worldwide workforces.

Key Takeaways

  • While some large employers have finalized plans to encourage COVID-19 vaccination, most are developing their strategy and gathering information.
  • Almost all large employers have ruled out requiring a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, while a few have implemented plans to require it for employees returning to the workplace.
  • Most large employers are:
    • Evaluating or unsure of whether they will incentivize employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Implementing, or considering implementing, robust communication campaigns encouraging employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine
    • Not providing additional leave to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, instead relying upon existing leave.
  • In the U.S., if large employers plan to inoculate staff on-site, they are more likely to provide a COVID-19 vaccine at an on-site health centers than drive-up vaccination locations.

Quick Survey Findings: Large Employer COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy

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