The MENTOR Network

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

This page will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.

State-by-State Vaccine Eligibility

We have compiled a growing list of state and county websites with information about vaccine eligibility. Check out the full list here. We’ll continue to update the list as states publish updated vaccination plans.

Vaccine Eligibility Letter for Employees

Employees who are eligible to receive the vaccine in their state (refer to state vaccination webpage for eligibility criteria) may request a letter to use as proof of employment. Eligible employees who complete a Vaccine Eligibility Request Form will receive a personalized letter verifying vaccine eligibility. Please complete this form only if you are an employee of The MENTOR Network.

Vaccine Reporting for Employees

Employees can self-report their vaccination status here.

Vaccine FAQ for Employees

Is the Vaccine mandatory for employees?
No, the vaccine is not mandatory at this time; however, we strongly encourage all eligible employees to get vaccinated to help keep you and the individuals we serve safe. Always consult your health care provider with questions or concerns prior to getting vaccinated.
Why does the company want to know if employees have been vaccinated?
We are working to provide vaccine access to as many of our team members as possible. Understanding the vaccination status of our employees helps us provide additional vaccination opportunities where they are needed most. You can self-report your vaccination here.
My state agency or health care provider told me they could give me the vaccine. Can I accept?
Yes! We strongly encourage you to take the vaccine as soon as it is available to you. You may be able to get vaccinated through your state or county health department, local pharmacy or primary care provider. You can find information about vaccine distribution efforts in your state here
I need a letter to prove that I am eligible to receive the vaccine. How can I get one?
Employees who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine (check your state’s eligibility criteria) may request a letter to use as proof of employment with The MENTOR Network. If you are an employee of The MENTOR Network, complete this form to request a letter verifying vaccine eligibility.
Where can I get the vaccine?
Many states have expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to see if your state is offering the vaccine and if you are eligible to sign up. In addition, programs across The MENTOR Network are following the CDC’s recommendations and partnering with CVS, Walgreens, and other pharmacies to offer onsite clinics where you may be eligible to get a vaccine.

I had side effects from the vaccine and needed to take a sick day. Do I get sick pay for time taken off for side effects?
You may use accrued paid time off if you aren’t able to work due to vaccine side effects. 

CDC Guidance on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Read guidance and other information on the CDC recommendation related to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

COVID Conversations Webinar Series

Watch a recent webinar series on COVID-19 vaccines.

Webinar 1

Part 1: Healthcare Disparities

Part 2: Talking About the Vaccines

Part 3: Q & A

Webinar 2

Part 1: Social Workers and the Pandemic

Part 2: Racial Disparities and Vaccine Hesitancy

Part 3: Meet People Where They’re At

Vaccine Q&A with Dr. Zarina Norton

Dr. Zarina Norton, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, answers some of the questions she commonly receives about the COVID-19 vaccines. View the Q&A

Myths and Facts about the COVID-19 Vaccines

Learn about some of the common myths and misconceptions about the vaccines.

COVID-19 Resources (from State and Federal Authorities)

Vaccine Resources (by Manufacturers)

Support Resources for Programs

Communication, Connection and Self-Care for Employees

COVID-19 protocols and safety practices are based on recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local public health agencies and our internal COVID-19 Task Force. You can find the latest updates from the CDC here

Last updated: 4/28/21