Can my employer make me get a Covid-19 vaccine? | UK | News (Reports)


Can your employer make you get a Covid-19 vaccine?

As the first 800,000 doses of the vaccine begin to be rolled out, some are wondering about their rights.

Human Resources and Employment lawyer at Slater Heelis, Sarah Calderwood, gave her advice when it comes to the Covid-19 vaccine and workplaces.

Shedding light on the law around the topic Ms Calderwood said: “Under current health and safety legislation, employers have a duty to protect the health of employees, anyone on their premises and anyone else affected by the business.

“Existing vaccination guidelines state that if a risk assessment finds a risk of exposure to biological agents and effective vaccines exist, employers should offer to provide immunisations to those who are not already immunised, however, employees are at liberty to refuse immunisation.”


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