Effective date: July 1, 2021
Approved date: July 4, 2021
Application: Applies to all injury claims submitted on or after the effective date for adverse reactions to a vaccination.
Policy subject: Decision making - Injuries
To provide supplementary adjudicative advice when applying POL and PRO 02/2010, Communicable Diseases.
In accordance with POL 02/2010, Injuries – Communicable Diseases, the following definitions apply.
Compulsory immunization (i.e., vaccination) means that a worker is required, either directly or indirectly, by the employer to be immunized. An example of an indirect requirement is where an unimmunized worker is directed by the employer that they are not allowed to work (with no pay) in the event of a communicable disease of pandemic proportions.
Voluntary immunization (i.e., vaccination) means an immunization that is provided by the employer as part of a broad program, and is received on a voluntary basis by the worker. Voluntary immunization is not a condition of employment.
(1) New procedure to assist application of POL and PRO 02/2010, Communicable Disease, in relation to adverse reactions to a vaccination.
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