Apple wants its employees to get vaccinated but will not force them to do so
Apple is pressuring its employees in the United States to get vaccinated once the FDA has officially approved Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine and has launched a new internal website to inform employees, sent them an email and is holding internal talks as part of its vaccination campaign, according to Bloomberg, although at the moment it does not plan to force them to be vaccinated as other companies have done .
In the memo Apple sent last Thursday, signed by Sumbul Desai, Apple’s vice president of health efforts, and Kristina Raspe, vice president of real estate, the company asks employees to have access to the vaccine and to be able to get vaccinated as soon as possible. They also state that they are organizing a series of talks to encourage employees who have not yet been vaccinated.
On the internal website that the company has created for employees, it talks about the delta variant and how getting vaccinated can help prevent its spread. A few days ago, Apple closed an Apple Store due to several of his employees had been infected with this variant.
It also offers vouchers for employees to get vaccinated through Walgreens, and offers on-site vaccinations in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Austin. In addition, the time it takes for employees to get vaccinated will be paidincluding possible casualties for those experiencing side effects.
At the moment, Apple does not require its employees to get vaccinated
Both Google and Facebook require their employees to be vaccinated, a pressure measure that Apple has not adopted at the moment and that represents a change with respect to the technology companies in the area, to respect the privacy of its employees.
Apple had planned for employees to return to work three days a week in September, but due to the expansion of the delta variant, corporate employees will be able to work from home until at least January 2022. In other words, the struggles of employees who want to continue working from home will continue in the coming months.