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Question of the Day: Should employers give workers paid time off to get their COVID-19 vaccines?

(KYMA/KECY) - As vaccine rollouts continue across the nation, those that received a dose of the vaccine find themselves playing symptom roulette--anywhere from extreme fatigue, headaches, fever or some even going symptom free.

Regardless, the thought of just having one day off from all responsibilities post-vaccination sounds pretty good (and quite necessary) for many. Equally they're opposed, so we asked: "Should employers give workers paid time off to get their COVID-19 vaccines?" You voted and we heard you.

Over 50 votes in tonight's topic, 62% agree that employers should give workers paid time off. Those in support even saying: "Absolutely! Problem is, employers here are used to employees using their sick/vacation time because they are complicit in working in those types of environments."

38% against this mentioned things like 'it shouldn't be the employers responsibility' and that employees should use their 'sick time or vacation' to get vaccinated or to even go in their free time.

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Christian Galeno

Christian Galeno joined the News 11/CBS 13 team in July of 2019 as a Weekend Anchor and multimedia journalist. He now anchors 13 on Your Side at 6, and 10.

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