June 5, 2023
May 26, 2023
While the current debate over employer vaccination mandates in the United States centers around the COVID-19 requirements, the mandates and the debate about them are as old as the country itself. Regardless of the status of the COVID-19 vaccination regulations, many employers are required by law for certain employees to be vaccinated against other diseases. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission explained that employers can require employees to be vaccinated if businesses "comply with the reasonable accommodation provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other aspects of EEO."
It’s also important to keep in mind that COVID-19 vaccines are FDA-approved, having met their rigorous scientific standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality.
Unless you’re currently required by law to mandate vaccines for your healthcare employees, here are a few reasons why you might not want to.
With health and safety at the forefront of every business leader's mind, there are possible "meet in the middle" solutions you can support without risking alienating your healthcare workforce, such as:
Vaccine mandates remain controversial, but the employer's stance is increasingly important. This makes good communication essential to avoid making staff uncomfortable. Being sensitive to different attitudes toward vaccination is also important, given how divisive the conversation has become in the United States.
As of today, here is the latest update: U.S. Supreme Court's Sotomayor Rejects Challenge to N.Y. COVID Vaccine Mandate (usnews.com)
Having said that, DirectShifts as an organization is always there to assist and guide you on the latest updates. Our secure system will automatically notify you, a month in advance, of any upcoming license certification expirations which help you maintain all your credentialing documents including vaccination certificates. Clinicians play an essential role at all levels of healthcare. Their professional certifications and completed training ensure clinicians will have the required education, experience, and skillset to successfully treat patients, with an apt clinical and emotional understanding of the patient’s condition. Having and maintaining these healthcare credentials are important to how clinicians and medical professionals secure their jobs, negotiate for and earn higher salaries, prepare for leadership roles, and advance their careers. The more skills and training the clinician has, the better equipped they are to provide their patients with higher quality care. Make your life easier, more convenient, and more transparent with the DirectShifts platform!