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Texas says employers must report vaccine adverse reactions

Posted On: Mar. 3, 2021 12:52 PM CST


Piggybacking on guidance that calls for employers in Texas to report COVID-19 infections or exposure on workplace incident forms, the Texas Department of Insurance issued a memo Tuesday that pertains to vaccination adverse reactions.

The latest guidance states that “(i)f a COVID-19 vaccination relates to an employee’s job, and it causes the employee to miss one or more days of work” that the employer should file a First Report of Injury with Division of Workers’ Compensation. 

The guidance also states that submitting a First Report of Injury “does not mean that a COVID-19 vaccine reaction is work-related or that the insurance carrier is liable for payment.”

More insurance and workers compensation news on the coronavirus crisis here