TORONTO –Around half of surveyed Canadians say they support employers mandating COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for their employees, a new poll finds, with Canadians 55 and older being the most in favour.
The Harris Poll, commissioned by Express Employment Professionals, asked respondents: “Should employers require their employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot?”
About a third (34 per cent) of respondents said “no” to that same question, but did want employers to recommend that workers get a booster shot.
Only 18 per cent of Canadians polled said employers should neither ask for workers to get the COVID-19 booster shot nor take a stand on whether employees receive it.
The poll offers some early insight into what is expected to be another contentious issue on the horizon for Canadian businesses, many of which are looking to have more workers in the office again as vaccination rates …