Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) implemented a mandate that employers with 100 employees or more must require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Pending litigation, organizations are required to implement this requirement by January 4, 2022.
Organizations that already have a software system to manage the data collection and management process will be set to move forward quickly. Those that do not would be wise to source one swiftly to help make vaccine verification easily manageable and scalable for their organization.
How to Improve Your Employee Vaccine Verification Process
The vaccine verification process is complex and time-intensive and requires the cooperation of employees and affiliate parties. This is especially important for companies/organizations not typically set up to track this sort of employee data, especially on a mass scale.
Despite the challenges of collecting and verifying large amounts of employee health data, you can take specific steps to improve your process and keep it moving at a healthy and efficient pace.
The following actions will help you realize the benefits of an efficient and compliant vaccine verification program:
- Establish a clear timeline.
- Communicate to employees clearly.
- Anticipate employee questions and concerns.
- Establish safe and secure reporting process.
- Use automation technology to streamline data collection and management.
- Integrate with applicable systems and involve healthcare professionals as needed.
- Keep your employees updated.
Time-tested, bullet-proof vaccine verification software, with a trusted vendor who has done this with hundreds of other entities and millions of vaccine records, can assist in managing this risk.
Medicat’s best-in-class vaccine verification technology streamlines the verification process with intuitive, cloud-based verification software and an employee portal that automates compliance checks, notifications, and reporting.