This information is published as of March 8th, 2021. Please keep in mind policies and recommendations are changed often. Be sure to check with local officials for the most up to date information.
Kiddie Up has received a ton of inquiries from nannies, and families, regarding the COVID vaccine. Although it is still not crystal clear, we do know nannies are receiving their vaccination.
Can nannies receive the vaccine?
According to the ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices), it seems nannies would fall under frontline essential workers and could get the COVID-19 vaccine in phase 1b.
(2021, February 19) CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Recommendations. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations.html
With that said, some things are still not certain. Such as the paperwork required, if the childcare provider needs to be licensed or if they can be an in-home provider. Hopefully, clearer communication will be released soon.
Last week, thanks to a Kiddie Up client who works in the medical field, we learned those who are interested in receiving the vaccine should sign up to be “on the list.” Based on the county you live in, you can sign up to be placed on a list to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it’s available for your phase, according to the state’s plan.
Click on your county to learn more.
Where to get the COVID-19 vaccine
Click here to view a list of facilities in Colorado that have the COVID-19 vaccine. These locations are not open for walk-in appointments. Providers on this list may or may not have vaccine current available, be sure to contact them directly for more information.
(2021, February 26) Find out where you can get vaccinated. Retrieved from https://covid19.colorado.gov/for-coloradans/vaccine/where-can-i-get-vaccinated#counties
Are nannies willing to get vaccinated?
In November of 2020, a Kiddie Up survey found:
- 5% of nannies plan on being vaccinated when available.
- 5% of nannies are not willing to be vaccinated at this time.
- 45% of nannies were unsure about receiving the vaccine.
A new survey has been published. Nannies, please click here to submit the newest survey.
Can employers require their nanny to get vaccinated?
Employers may be able to require COVID-19 vaccination for in-person work for their employees, but an employee may be entitled to an exemption through the ADA and Civil Rights Act of 1964. The state of Colorado is not currently pursuing any mandates. The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission has more information on this on their website: https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/pandemic-preparedness-workplace-and-americans-disabilities-act.
(2021, March 4) COVID-19 Vaccine frequently asked questions. Retrieved from https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-faq#Laws
How much will the vaccine cost?
Cost should not be an obstacle to getting the vaccine. Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance are required to cover the cost of the COVID-19 vaccines. In addition, uninsured Coloradans will have access to free vaccines. More importantly, a vaccine provider may not turn you away for the vaccine because of an inability to pay or your medical coverage status.