DOLE Guidelines on Covid 19 Vaccination: No vaccine no work policy illegal

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) releases the guidelines on Covid-19 vaccination in the workplaces.


Based on Labor Advisory No. 03 series of 2021, the coverage of the guidelines shall apply to all establishments and employers in the private sector that administer Covid-19 vaccines in the workplaces.

Covered establishments and employers shall adopt and implement the appropriate vaccination policy in the workplace as part of their occupational safety and health program, consistent with the guidelines issued by the Department of Health (DOH) and Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) in accordance with existing laws, rules, and regulations.

Covered establishments and employers may procure COVID-19 vaccines, supplies. and other services. They may also seek the support of the appropriate government agencies in the procurement, storage, transport, deployment, and administration of COVID-19 vaccines.

No cost of vaccination in the workplace shall be charged against or passed on directly or indirectly to the employees.

No vaccine no work policy illegal

Covered establishments and employers shall endeavor to encourage their employees to get vaccinated.

However, any employee who refuses or fails to be vaccinated shall not be discriminated against in terms of tenure, promotion, training, pay, and other benefits, among others, or terminated from employment. No vaccine, no work policy shall not be allowed.

Refer to the photo below for the copy of the advisory.

Labor Advisory no. 03 series of 2021