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No Vaccine, No Desk: Firms Weigh Whether to Make Shots Mandatory

  • Employers back immunization yet most reluctant to require it
  • Risk of losing workers, bad optics of mandate form strategies
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Explain This: How mRNA Covid Vaccines Work

Mondelez International Inc., the maker of Ritz Crackers and Trident gum, wants to start welcoming workers back to office this summer, though with a caveat -- they must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

It’s a thorny issue for many companies as some workers are hesitant about getting the shots, and Mondelez hasn’t finalized its plan. Yet for Chief Executive Officer Dirk Van De Put, vaccines are a way to ensure safety while restoring workplace culture and camaraderie.