The employer can recommend getting the vaccine and provide information about the benefits of getting vaccinated. By getting the vaccine, the employee protects not only their own health but also the health of their loved ones, colleagues, co-operative partners, and clients.
The employee is not obligated to tell the employer about their vaccination. The employees’ COVID-19 vaccination situation can be discussed in the workplace, but no information about the vaccination may be recorded in the employers’ systems.
In certain situations, if the employee does not disclose information about their vaccination status, the risk assessment should be used to review how the lack of information affects the safety of working. Depending on the work duties, work environment and infection situation, the lack of vaccination information may become an obstacle in work duties in which being unvaccinated is estimated to create a risk for occupational safety and health.