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Only 17% of You Plan on Mandating Staff Vaccinations

The rest of you are strongly encouraging them to, hoping for the best or supporting American individualism.





Question: Do you plan on making it mandatory for your staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19? How will you ensure compliance? What will your C19 vaccination policy be?

Yes: 17%

  • Encourage all to get just like the flu shot each year. — Chris Cordes, Fischer Laser Eye Center, Marshall, MN
  • In Texas, we are allowed to mandate that our employees are vaccinated. We work with the public and we need to be safe for ourselves and our patients. — Sonja Franklin, OD, Modern Eyes, Austin, TX
  • We will rely on our staff to be open and honest. — Ron Catterson, Clear View Optix, The Villages, FL
  • Public flogging. — Richard Frankel, OD, Atlantic Cape Eyecare, Wildwood, NJ
  • Something in writing from doctor or pharmacist. Will not be allowed back because most of our clientele are elderly and at high risk. Working on policy. — Miguel Rodriguez, Fava & Maria Eye Associates, Lebanon, PA
  • Eventually we will make it mandatory, just not immediately. — Mark Perry, OD, Vision Health Institute, Orlando, FL
  • Not exactly mandatory. Our entire staff is eager to get the vaccine. — Harris Decker, Eye Designs of Westchester, Scarsdale, NY
  • Everyone in the store is excited to receive one asap, 50 percent of our customers are too. — Robert Hillman, Fabulous Fanny’s, New York, NY

No: 83%

  • Still reviewing legalities. — Pam Peters, Midwest Eye, Downers Grove, IL
  • I will leave it up to the staff to determine what is best for them. — Danielle Doniver, Heritage Optical, Detroit, MI
  • I don’t think I can legally demand it, but will ask everyone to please get it. — Paula Hornbeck, Eye Candy & Eye Candy Kids, Delafield, WI
  • If they want to get it they can. No requirements. I also do not require the flu shot. — Kristina Jordan, The Eye Site, Mishawaka, IN
  • Individual choice, it’s America’s right. — Alexander Saper, Great Glasses, Houston, TX
  • We will encourage it and pay for those who choose to get it, just like the flu shot. — Amber Fritsch, OD, Precision Eye Care, Mt. Juliet, TN
  • It will be encouraged, but they’re adults. They can make their own choices. They’ll have to wear masks regardless afterwards, so they can make their own call. — Jen Heller, Pend Oreille Vision Care, Sandpoint, ID
  • Policy: “If you’re an American, It’s your choice.” — Dave Goodrich, Goodrich Optical, Lansing, MI
  • Not mandatory, but recommended strongly. — Tiffany Firer, Lifetime Eyecare, Jenison, MI
  • We will continue to be as careful as possible and implement distancing for our patients and staff, heavily sanitize all surfaces, equipment and frames. — Selena Jachens, Urban Eyecare & Eyewear, West Des Moines, IA
  • There is not enough history to know it will not affect fertility of young staff. Not something I would want to mandate. — Jennifer Leuzzi, Mill Creek Optical, Dansville NY
  • It is a personal decision that each person needs to make for themselves. — Star Taylor, Richens Eye Center, St George, Utah

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