Survey on Employers Stance on Covid-19 Vaccination of Employees

A recent survey* was conducted by Willis Towers Watson to understand US employer’s stance on vaccinating their workforce from Covid-19. The results identified numerous varying actions employers are taking and/or are willing to take:

  • 60% have communicated to employees the value of vaccines; another 35% are planning or considering doing so
  • 35% have developed policies and procedures to make it easy for workers to get the vaccine; another 50% are considering doing so
  • 23% are helping employees get vaccinated by obtaining vaccines to administer to their employees or facilitating access to vaccines through a third party; another 55% are planning or considering doing so
  • 20% are offering incentives to get vaccinated, 29% are planning or considering doing so; incentives included: providing extra leave or vacation time to get vaccinated, providing additional leave to employees who have negative reactions or get sick from the vaccine or offering cash or other financial incentives

Additionally, the survey found:

  • 10% are planning or considering requiring proof of vaccination as a condition of employment
  • 23% are planning or considering requiring employees to get vaccinated for them to return to the worksite
  • 55% expect their workforces to be vaccinated by the end of 2021
  • 30% expected the entire U.S. working population to be vaccinated this year

*About the survey: A total of 446 employers participated in the 2021 Emerging Trends in Health Care Survey, which was conducted between February 23 and March 12, 2021. Respondents employ 6.3 million workers.