Chambers Ireland has renewed its calls for employers to be flexible in accommodating the vaccination of their staff.
With all adults now eligible for vaccination, Chief Executive, Ian Talbot is urging employers to play their part, so the immunisation programme can proceed as quickly and smoothly as possible.
"To avoid any hesitation, we encourage all businesses to clearly communicate that you will accommodate their vaccination," he said.
Mr Talbot said the positive impact of vaccination is clear and has been "crucial" in allowing society and the economy to reopen further.
"However, this progress remains fragile until case numbers return to low figures," he said.
Mr Talbot said he believes the least disruptive way to achieve that is through vaccination.