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EEOC Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccinations: Yes, Employers Can Require Them

MSK Client Alert
December 22, 2020

On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued much anticipated guidance to employers regarding whether employers can mandate that their employees receive COVID-19 vaccinations. 

The key takeaway from this guidance is that employers can require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination in order to return to the workplace. 

Furthermore, neither the COVID-19 vaccination nor its administration directly implicate the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) (or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, for that matter), and so... 

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