Dermatology patient in mask receiving an injection

Can dermatology employers require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

In AAD, Conditions, Coronavirus, COVID-19
by AAD

With COVID-19 vaccines finally receiving government approval and beginning to be distributed across the country, many health care employers, including dermatology practices, are wondering whether they can require their employees to receive the vaccine to protect the health and safety of other employees and patients who are on the premises. Additionally, health care employers may wonder whether they can bar an employee from the premises or even terminate an employee if the person has a legitimate reason for not taking the COVID-19 vaccine. Read more in DermWorld.

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