A vaccine business checklist will help guide companies as they develop strategy

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (March 1, 2021) – The Salt Lake Chamber’s Roadmap to Recovery Coalition recognizes the importance of vaccine education and resources for your organization. The rapid administration of the vaccine will save lives and hasten our efforts to fully engage in Utah’s economy. The Chamber sent out a vaccine survey, in collaboration with the Utah Community Builders, and sought feedback from the business community and used that knowledge to build out a vaccine business resource page for organizations. The Coalition is also partnering with state leaders to ensure Utah’s business community instills vaccine confidence with our workforce.

“The pandemic has shown us all we have to update our operating playbooks. These resources are designed to support businesses in crafting policies and educating their employees about the importance of the coronavirus vaccine,” said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance. “A business working to meet payroll, stay open, and reach customers may not have the time or resources to spend building out a comprehensive solution. We want to do everything we can to make sure our workforce is both safe and able to make educated decisions on receiving the vaccine.”

Since the beginning of the pandemic various efforts to fight the coronavirus, such as testing safety precautions, and now vaccine remedies have required a partnership between the public and private sectors. Some things to consider when developing your business’ approach to vaccine awareness and promotion include:

  • General information around vaccine distribution, categorization, and CDC guidelines

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Business Checklist

  • Employee Vaccination Information

  • Education and Training including webinars and a communication toolkit

  • Economic Data included in the Roadmap to Recovery Coalition Dashboard

  • Additional Resources from the CDC, OSHA, State of Utah, Health & Human Services

“The Chamber’s leadership throughout this time has been focused on solving the problems businesses have faced from the pandemic. The entire business community has pulled together to help many of the enterprises across our state respond and remain open,” said Gary Porter, vice president of Deseret Management Corporation. “The next obstacle we face together is helping companies get their employees vaccinated and facilitating a robust education and mobilization campaign to meet the public health need. These resources help this effort as we continue to support our communities and keep Utah as the best place to live and work.”

The vaccine survey showed two overarching conclusions, one was a consensus with nearly 70% of respondents stating the vaccine is extremely important for their business to return to normal. Additionally, 68% would be interested in expert advice around vaccine policy and educating their employees. These findings prompted the creation of the resource page. Please visit slchamber.com/vaccine to learn more or utilize these resources.