Apple employees may have to keep up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines if they want to avoid significant hassles. On the edge say this have seen Internal email revealing that Apple will require corporate and retail employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots if they want to enter offices or stores starting February 15. Once an employee is eligible for a booster, they will have four weeks to obtain it and provide evidence.
Workers who are not vaccinated or cannot provide evidence will have to provide negative rapid antigen test results from January 24, but it is uncertain whether this affects office and store employees.
Apple was clear in its reasoning. The “declining efficacy” of the initial doses of the vaccine and the rise of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 meant that boosters were needed to protect against serious illness, according to the company.
We asked Apple for comments. The report comes just days after Facebook’s father Meta demanded booster shots to return to the office, and not long after Apple temporarily closed several stores following the COVID-19 outbreaks. Simply put, there is a lot of added pressure to demand reinforcements and minimize significant interruptions.
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