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Employer Resources for COVID-19 Vaccine

January 27, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines Frequently Asked Questions

The information in this document will change frequently as we learn more about COVID-19 vaccines. There is a lot we are learning as the pandemic and COVID-19 vaccines evolve. The approach in Michigan will adapt as we learn more.

Preliminary COVID-19 Vaccination Timeline

  • Health care workers and long term care residents and staff.
  • Michiganders age 65 and older, frontline essential workers, childcare and pre-K through high school staff, and congregate care facilities.
  • Other essential frontline workers and people age 16-64 years with a health condition that puts them at high risk for serious COVID-19 complications.
  • All remaining essential workers.
  • Anyone age 16 or older.

Michigan COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Prioritization Guidance

Vaccination for COVID-19 is the path forward to controlling the disease and protecting Michigan
residents. This guidance outlines the strategy for vaccine prioritization for the State of Michigan and
will be used by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), as well as public
health and health care, to allocate and administer vaccines. This guidance may change as
information evolves and more vaccine types become available.

CDC: FAQs about COVID-19 Vaccination in the Workplace: For Employers

Making COVID-19 vaccination part of your workplace wellness program offers many benefits to you and your employees. To keep your workplace healthy, consider offering free, on-site COVID-19 vaccination at your business locations. Learn more about the benefits for employers and employees.

Forbes: Covid Vaccination Incentives: The Risks And Rewards For Employers

Offering incentives to workers to get their vaccine shots for Covid-19 — as Dollar General, Trader Joe’s, and Instacart said they plan to do—appears to be a generous and important gesture that can help address the worsening pandemic.

Detroit Free Press: Can companies mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees? Ask HR

Johnny C. Taylor Jr., a human resources expert, is tackling your questions as part of a series for USA TODAY. Taylor is president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest HR professional society.