NEW YORK (AP) — As more coronavirus vaccine doses become available in the weeks and months ahead, many business owners face a difficult decision: whether to require employees to be inoculated.
And if they decide “yes,” they have to be ready for the possibility that some staffers will refuse.
Dentist Andrew Geller initially didn’t feel comfortable with requiring his staff to get the shots because of the many unknowns about the vaccine. But he did extensive research and concluded that the 23 employees at Geller Family Dental should be vaccinated. Turns out most were grateful that as health workers they could receive the vaccine when it first arrived.
However, Geller did have more difficult conversations with a handful of employees who were uneasy about getting the shots.
“I did my best to ensure them that this was going to maintain the health and safety of their families. It took a