But as vaccination efforts continue to ramp up in the state, officials say we’re probably only a few months away from widespread vaccine availability. That could be a game-changer for employees who have spent months away from the office.
It also raises a lot of questions.
Here’s what you should expect.
Employers may require vaccines if the failure to vaccinate will result in a direct threat to other employees, agreed Timothy Ford, partner and member of the employment and litigation departments at Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick in Denville.
But that doesn’t mean employers should be in a rush to institute new vaccine rules.
“As the Pfizer vaccine has only received Emergency Use Authorization, employers should be reluctant to mandate until after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expands authorization to its standard approval, indicating it is effective.” Ford said.