Survey: Majority of employees support mandatory vaccination as a condition for returning to work

But the research also suggests strong pushback by some. Businesses face a tough call on whether to make shots mandatory for employees.

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How employees feel about the vaccine

Should you COVID-19 vaccine mandate shots—or not?

This is a question many employers are grappling with. And for good reason. Despite still being very much in the grip of a deadly pandemic, a substantial number of U.S. residents have serious concerns about the efficacy and safety of the vaccines. Data from Pew Research Center finds that 20% of people are “pretty certain” they won’t take the vaccine—even after receiving more information about it.

Amid a backdrop of massive “pandemic fatigue” and skepticism about the efficacy of the historically fast-tracked inoculations that will soon be available, employers must make a tough choice on how to proceed. Among the questions at play:

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