Kaiser recently notified the Coalition of its new COVID-19 Vaccination Policy related to booster shots. After some back-and-forth, the Coalition was able to move Kaiser to extend the coverage of this new policy from March 1, 2022, to May 1, 2022, and insisted on retroactive application to the date Kaiser raised the issue. This represents a big win for members, ensuring all leave benefits related to vaccine boosters are available for the full six months after the mandatory vaccination requirement went into effect on October 31, 2021.

Effective November 19, 2021 (retroactively) through May 1, 2022, and consistent with current policy for employees receiving the initial COVID vaccination(s), all employees are eligible for:

  • 2 hours of administrative time to receive a COVID vaccination booster shot
  • 8 hours of COVID paid leave for those who have a physician confirmed adverse reaction to receiving a COVID vaccination booster shot

We care about the health and safety of all our members and that of our communities. With a new variant in play and indoor holiday gatherings right around the corner, we encourage all of you and your loved ones to please get vaccinated and a booster as soon as you are eligible.

Full policy: COVID-19 Vaccination for KP Workforce Members