This study aimed to understand the primary reasons for the workers to receive the vaccine during the initial vaccine rollout and the mass vaccination program in Makassar city, Indonesia. This study was an analytical descriptive with a cross-sectional design. We used a self-administered online survey through a multi-item questionnaire via Microsoft Form from August to September 2021. A total of 252 valid questionnaires were analyzed from respondents over 20 years of age, where the majority of the participants were female (74.60%), 25-39 years old (63.10%), college-educated (85.32%), teaching staff (tutor, teacher, lecturer) (34.13%), without a history of COVID-19 infection (77.78%), vaccinated (at least one dose) (80.56%), have a workplace vaccination policy (61.90%). Based on the bivariate analysis, it was found that there was a significant relationship between the workplace vaccination policy and the vaccination status of the employee in Makassar city (p-value = 0.001; PR = 3.059, 95% CI = 1.800-5.199). This finding proves that respondents who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine are more in the group of employees who do not have a workplace vaccination policy. This study found that the workplace vaccination policy plays a vital role in determining the employee's intention in taking the COVID-19 vaccine. However, efforts to increase people's intention to receive COVID-19 vaccinations are still needed to increase vaccination coverage in Indonesia. Further study with a broader scope to validate that people receive vaccines not because of external factors but are aware of vaccines' benefits is necessary.