The Employer Guide to Vaccinations


Iowa employers grappling with COVID-19, shutdowns, remote work, quarantine, employee illness, and economic uncertainty have been waiting for a light at the end of the tunnel. And now the “end” might be in sight through a vaccine.

Employers rightfully have concerns and questions ‒ will our employees be vaccinated? Is it practical to require vaccination? Is it necessary? Is it legal? If vaccines are required, how we respond to employee objections?

Given the speed at which vaccine news is developing, employers need a plan now.

Davis Brown employment attorneys created the Employer Guide to Vaccination to help businesses create their plan by navigating the numerous questions, legal implications, and practical considerations of the upcoming COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccination Guide Preview

For $450, employers can purchase the guide which includes:

  • Sample vaccine policy
  • Sample vaccine accommodation request form
  • Summary of Iowa law on employer-required vaccines - legal and practical considerations
  • Over a dozen frequently asked vaccine questions and answers
  • 15-minute consultation with an employment lawyer

Preview the Employer Guide to Vaccinations

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The Big Picture

We know this has been a difficult year, and like so many other things, there’s a lot to figure out in a short amount of time. For some, the vaccine brings hope, for others, it brings more uncertainty.

The Davis Brown employment team sees the big picture. We understand the complicated connections between practical needs and legal considerations. This vaccination guide was created to give employers a framework to navigate the complex situation, keep workers safe, and businesses open and sustainable.

Due to limitations and the nature of this guide, please understand that the materials presented are not intended to be a definitive analysis of the subjects discussed. 

Users are cautioned that situations involving employment law questions are unique to each individual circumstance, and the facts of each situation will dictate a different set of considerations and varying results. Generally, Iowa and federal law are considered in this guide. Employers with employees in different states must consult the laws in those states.

Material contained in the guide or listed as a reference is a general review of the issues and must not be considered as a substitute for advice from your own attorney on your own independent situations.

This guide is intended as informational only and does not create an attorney-client relationship.

Based on the ever-changing nature of COVID-19, government orders, and legislation, this information is current as of December 2020 but is subject to change as the situation evolves. We will endeavor to keep purchasers of this guide updated with information as it is available.