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Side Effects of Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Could Result in Workers' Comp Claims

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Friday, January 8, 2021 | 1048 | 0 | 105 min read

An employee who suffers a bad reaction after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination could file a workers’ compensation claim if his employer mandated the injection, industry experts said Thursday. And although many workers, vaccinated or not, will likely return to their jobs after beating the virus, some may take longer than others to return to full-time duties, they said. “Requiring a worker to get vaccinated almost certainly throws the side effects of the vaccine into the workers’ comp realm,” Dr. Robert Blink, medical director at Worksite Partners Medical Group in San Fr...

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