Workers’ compensation has not traditionally paid for the cost of preventative care, including vaccinations, and this is expected to continue to be the case for the COVID-19 vaccinations. Any costs associated with the vaccine and its administration are expected to be covered by public or private insurance. However, there are worker populations who may require vaccination under certain COVID presumption laws and other proposed regulations.
The aim of this position paper is to provide detailed information about the COVID-19 vaccinations from a workers’ compensation perspective. This includes formulary considerations, vaccine immunity, vaccine availability, emergence of new COVID-19 variants and resources for additional information.