In advance of World Immunization Week later this month, USCIB has announced on April 6 that it has taken the “COVID-19 Global Workplace Challenge”—a commitment by companies to listen to employees’ needs and concerns about COVID-19 and encourage vaccine confidence and uptake.
The “Workplace Challenge” was launched this spring by Business Partners to CONVINCE, a multi-sector effort to empower a “vaccine-literate” public, based on trust in science and aligned commitment to future COVID-19 vaccines and other novel countermeasures.
“Business can play a pivotal role in addressing vaccine hesitancy with its extensive reach and the high level of trust imbued in employers by their employees,” said USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson. “I encourage other companies and organizations around the globe to join the Workplace Challenge and, by doing so, showcase their commitment to make their workplaces safer and provide up-to-date information from health professionals to follow the science.
By joining the Workplace Challenge, USCIB agrees to:
- Listen to employees’ needs and concerns about the impact and prevention of COVID-19
- Follow the latest public health guidance to protect myself, my employees, my workplace, my customers, and my community from COVID-19
- Promote vaccine literacy based on the latest scientific evidence of vaccination benefits and risks
- Encourage vaccine confidence and uptake
- Advocate for accessible, equitable, and timely vaccination of employees
- Engage with communities, schools, faith-based organizations and public health leaders to stop the spread of COVID-19
For more information on Business Partners to CONVINCE or to join the Workplace Challenge, please visit: www.businesspartners2convince.org.