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Where can we find information on creating a vaccination policy for our business?

It is unlikely that WorkSafe or a health authority would help with a vaccination policy; it falls outside their mandates. Check with peers in the industry to see what they have done or consult with an experienced employment/labour lawyer or consultant. If one wanted to start building a first draft of a policy for their organization, we recommend the following (broad) steps: Start with the “why” which should be based on health and safety; using a health and safety lens should give clarity to whether a vaccine mandate is even needed in your organization. Once you have determined mandatory vaccination is appropriate, ensure that you have appropriate protections for privacy (don’t collect more than you need) and to accommodate workers with medical or religious grounds for not being vaccinated.

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