COVID-19 vaccination and the workplace
Vaccination will play a critical role in the prevention of COVID-19 among workers and the public. WorkSafeBC strongly supports B.C.’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan.
WorkSafeBC is encouraging employers to support and facilitate vaccination of workers to the extent they are able. WorkSafeBC is also encouraging workers and the public to receive vaccinations when they are available to them. The province’s phased approach to vaccination is outlined in B.C.’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan.
Until more is known about the impact of vaccination on workplaces, employers are still required to maintain their COVID-19 Safety Plan, including all protocols put in place to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 within the workplace. Both workers who are fully vaccinated and workers with prior COVID-19 infection with still need to adhere to their employer's COVID-19 protocols.