Apple will soon require store and corporate employees to get the COVID-19 booster shot.
An internal memo said employees will have four weeks to receive a booster once they become eligible, per The Hill. Employees who do not get the booster will have to undergo regular testing prior to entering offices or stores starting on February 15.
“Due to waning efficacy of the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines and the emergence of highly transmissible variants such as Omicron, a booster shot is now part of staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccination to protect against severe disease,” Apple reportedly wrote in the memo.
Apple will also require employees who have yet to confirm their vaccination status or those who are unvaccinated to provide proof of a negative test beginning January 24.