Paid leave 698 for federal employees who are getting vaccinated

As you may have noticed the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, you should know that all federal employees can take paid leave 698 to be vaccinated. Leave 698 is usually used to take half a day to the doctor or dentist. In the context of COVID-19, if you are a federal public servant you can use this leave to get vaccinated.

The PSAC says in an article that they are negotiating to ensure that paid time off will also be available for the second dose of the vaccine. The PSAC is calling on other employers to follow Treasury Board’s lead and offer paid time off for people who want to protect themselves and their communities should all be able to get vaccinated without losing pay.

Here are the PSAC’s frequently asked questions:

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