Q1 became one of the first companies in the state of Florida today to bring free COVID vaccines on-site for both employees and families.
Both insured and uninsured employees and their family members received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine at the facility in Orlando, and were able to do so without suffering the hardship of missing any time at work. The second round of Moderna vaccine will be administered on-site at Q1 on Tuesday May 4th.
While employers are able to mandate vaccine policies with exemptions for medical and religious reasons, Q1 chose to maintain a voluntary vaccination policy.
Chief Human Resource Officer Christy Doyle said “There is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our employees. We have maintained a commitment to keep every single Q1 employee gainfully employed through this crisis and we see these On-Site Vaccinations as another way to ensure our employees are being taken care of to the best of our ability,” continued Ms. Doyle.
The CDC is encouraging employers to make on-site vaccination programs part of their Wellness Initiatives, as it reduces absences due to illness, reduces time missed from work to get vaccinated, improves productivity, and increases employee morale.
Further, many local news stations covered the event, and you can see one of the news clips below: