Exciting news for the UrbanSitter community! Now, sitters and parents can add an optional COVID-19 vaccine badge to their UrbanSitter profile to show that they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine.

This optional badge helps parents and caregivers quickly identify each other’s vaccination status for simplified hiring. 

For parents, the badge provides an easy way to find vaccinated sitters. For caregivers who only want to work for vaccinated families, this badge provides the information they most care about. See our FAQ for full details.

Who’s Getting Vaccinated?

According to our recent survey of more than 1,000 parents and sitters, 80% of parents and 62% of sitters intend to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

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The Vaccine’s Impact on Child Care Hiring

While the majority of those surveyed are getting vaccinated for COVID-19, the vaccine is not a make-or-break when it comes to child care hiring. In fact, 49% of parents said they would hire vaccinated sitters “whenever possible” and an additional 19% say they would hire a sitter who isn’t vaccinated. 32% of parents said they would only hire a vaccinated sitter.

On the flip side, 38% of sitters surveyed said they would work with families that refuse to get vaccinated and another 30% said maybe. 32% of sitters said they would only work for vaccinated families.

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More Trust & Safety Resources

Vaccination is just one trust and safety factor when evaluating a potential caregiver or employer. For more information, read our post with COVID-19 hiring best practices or visit our FAQ for a full list of COVID-19 precautions and resources.

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