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What employers need to consider about vaccinations for staff and consumers

What employers need to consider about vaccinations for staff and consumers
August 29, 2021

It's been almost 20 months since the COVID-19 pandemic grappled the world, inflicting sadness, and disparity across economies. People world-wide were moving ahead in their lives steadily, never expecting what’s going to land in their lives in the coming days. However, after months of hopelessness, we finally have got to a rescue: world-wide vaccination. 

Medical science has made history by developing a vaccine from scratch within a year. Making a vaccine needs time- a vaccine has to clear various approval stages; different tests are to be done. Naturally, all this takes years. 

However, as the COVID-19 pandemic was taking a huge toll across economies in terms of human life, economic and social welfare, scientists, and doctors performed their best to produce a vaccine against the coronavirus as soon as they could.

Businesses were shut for months as the virus is highly transferable. But with the advent of the vaccine, businesses are finally getting back on track. Worldwide mass vaccination drives are going on and the entire world is united to win the battle against coronavirus. 

In this battle, employers play a crucial role. An employer is the guiding leader who plays a significant role to inspire their customers and employees to take vaccination. Amid this, there are certain aspects of vaccination, which every employer needs to take care of.

What employers need to know about vaccination for staff and consumers

• Educate staff and customers about vaccination: Employers of every organisation need to realise that it is their basic responsibility to educate their staff and customers about the significance of vaccination. There are many myths circulating in regard to vaccination, thus, it is highly important for an employer to dismantle myths and present facts to the people concerned. 
• Facilitation is a must: Facilitating vaccination is also an employer’s duty. They could do it by giving a holiday for vaccination or they can organise vaccination camps for the employees. The primary idea is to make it convenient for people to get their COVID-19 jab. 
• Build informative campaigns: Information regarding the after-effects of a vaccine dose should be transparently provided to the people concerned. An employer needs to make everyone aware of what should and should not be done before and after vaccination. 
• Do not discriminate: It is understood that some people might get vaccinated on time, and some might not. But employers shouldn’t discriminate against people on that basis. Rather, they should promote everyone for vaccine. If some people are hesitant, rules should be made for non-vaccinated and for people at risk, but discrimination should be avoided. 
• Privacy of data: Health related details are personal for everyone. Thus, employers need not disclose details of their employer regarding vaccination. Everyone working and purchasing from an employee should have trust in the employer that they won’t disclose their private information in public. 
• COVID-19 secure workplace: Above all, it is the foremost important duty of an employer to create a safe and secure workplace in the times of COVID-19. It is their duty to ensure all COVID-19 precautionary rules are duly implemented and followed within the organisation
To overcome the catastrophic times led by the coronavirus, everyone needs to join hands in the vaccination process. To stimulate efficient vaccination, employers need to understand their responsibilities. They should inspire and ensure that their employees and customers are safe and vaccinated on time.

About the author

Kunal Sawhney

Chief Executive, Kalkine Group

An entrepreneur with revolutionary ideas, Kunal Sawhney is a financial professional with wealth of knowledge in equities who aims to transform the delivery of equity research through tech-driven digital platforms

With his knowledge, skillset, and overarching vision, Sawhney established Kalkine (a business that is based on Digitally Powered Architecture and Extensive Data Science led Premium Research) that has become one of the fastest growing equity market research firms across Australia in 2014; and subsequently, in other emerging and developed markets.

Sawhney’s entrepreneurial and commercial skills backed by the passion to establish a tech-empowered research platform, helped in building Kalkine’s global presence across diverse geographies - Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Further, the plans for the US launch in 2021, have set the premise for attaining an all-encompassing client reach for Kalkine’s Subscription and Media Operations.

With a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Technology, Sydney; Sawhney’s business acumen has enabled his brainchild, Kalkine, help clients navigate through equity related matters in a proficient and seamless manner.

Sawhney is featured regularly on CNBC, Sky Business, Biz News, Daily Mail, Yahoo Finance, KCBS Radio (Audacy), Bloomberg, Sydney Morning Herald, Global Banking and Financial Review and many more.

Click here to visit the Kalkine website.

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