KIIS FM staffers might require the COVID-19 vaccination in order to enter the workplace, with Kyle Sandilands proposing a “no jab, no job” policy on air this morning.
In a discussion about the vaccine on Monday morning with co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson, Sandilands could not hide his excitement about the vaccine, which is due to hit Australian shores in the coming weeks.
“The second I can get it,” he responded when asked if he would receive the jab once it’s available.
“I’ve even got an elastic band around my arm now. I’m bloody ready to go. Shoot me up, baby!”
He also joked that celebrities might be able to get access to the vaccine earlier than the rest of the public.
Henderson, however, was not as enthusiastic, pointing out that the development of the vaccine seemed “a bit rushed”.
KIIS FM senior producer Pedro Vitola also revealed he would not be getting the vaccine straight away.
Sandilands doubled down, issuing a stern warning to the office.
“If you don’t get it, you’re out,” he quipped. “No jab, no job.”
And while Sandilands’ comment appeared to have been made light-heartedly, certain workplaces around the world – particularly in regions that have been heavily impacted by the virus – have proposed mandatory vaccines for a return to the office.
In the US, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby has suggested vaccines should be mandatory for employees.
“Because I have confidence in the safety of the vaccine – and I recognize it’s controversial – I think the right thing to do is for United Airlines, and for other companies, to require the vaccines and to make them mandatory,” he said.
Facebook, meanwhile, has opted against making vaccines mandatory as it plans a return to the office.
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