An employment law expert says, at this stage, it appears getting a Covid-19 vaccine will remain a voluntary decision.
Jamie Jacobs, from the firm Webber-Wentzel, who participated in a virtual panel-discussion hosted by Cape Town Tourism, says employers should, for now, engage with their employees on the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, to encourage them to get the jab.
Jacobs says current vaccination-legislation does not make injections compulsory.
Watch the full briefing here.
- Covid-19 vaccines safe and effective against the virus.
- Studies show that Covid-19 vaccines – used here in SA – are effective in preventing hospitalization & death.
- Western Cape residents, aged 50 and older, urged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
— Cape Town Tourism (@CapeTownTourism) August 17, 2021