McMaster University announced Tuesday (Apr. 20) it has approved the COVID-19 Vaccination Leave program, allowing employees to take time off work to get vaccinated and still get paid.
Workers are eligible for up to three hours away from work for up to two occasions.
“Many employees have flexibility within their work day to be able to go for their vaccines and supervisors are asked to be as flexible as possible,” wrote the Hamilton university in an official statement.
“But other employees have set working hours and the university wants to make sure that no one misses their opportunity to get vaccinated. Providing paid time off for those whose appointments are during working hours is an important way to support the good health of our employees and our community.”
Mac added that vaccinations are important for individual health and are also critical to the province’s ability to lift restrictions, which will support the university’s plans to welcome students back to campus this fall.