On April 9, 2021, Joint Resolution Number 4 of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security (the Resolution) was published in the Official Gazette, which allows employers to require employees who have received at least the first dose of any of the vaccines against COVID-19 authorized for use in Argentina to perform their tasks in person, 14 days after inoculation.
The main impact of this decision is that persons over 60 years of age, pregnant women and those in the so-called risk groups are now included in the mandatory on-site work order once they have been vaccinated. Persons with immunodeficiencies and/or oncological and/or transplanted patients continue to be exempt.
Employees who are called to work in person and choose not to be vaccinated must act in good faith and do everything in their power to mitigate the damages that their decision may cause to their employers, as well as to fully and completely comply with all sanitary requirements of all applicable protocols.
The Resolution is effective as of April 9, 2021.