Are workplace vaccine mandates prompting some employees to quit rather than get a shot.
Separately, we found in our survey that 63% of all workers said a vaccine mandate would make them feel safer.
And based on a sample of companies that already have vaccine mandates in place, the actual number who do resign rather than get the vaccine is much smaller than the survey data suggest.
At Jewish Home Family in Rockleigh, New Jersey, only five of its 527 workers quit following its vaccine mandate. Two out of 250 workers left Westminster Village in Bloomington, Illinois, and even in deeply conservative rural Alabama, a state with one of the lowest vaccine uptake rates, Hanceville Nursing & Rehab Center lost only six of its 260 employees.
Delta Airlines didn’t mandate a shot, but in August it did subject unvaccinated workers to a US$200 per month health insurance surcharge.
Yet the airline said fewer than 2% of employees have quit over the policy.
Past vaccine mandates, such as for the flu, have led to similar outcomes: Few people actually quit their jobs over them.