Will you do your part in the fight against COVID-19?

 

20 April 2021

 

Sisters, Brothers, and Kin —

Yesterday, President Biden announced every American 16 years of age or over is now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. With over 200,000,000 doses administered in the country, the authorized vaccines in the United States (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna) have been proven to provide significant protection from the COVID-19 virus, especially when used in conjunction with other mitigation practices such as wearing proper masks and PPE, frequent hand-washing, and social distancing.

COVID-19 has devastated our industries, our communities, and our families. In this critical moment, we cannot afford to go backwards, and we must use every tool at our disposal if we are to defeat this virus once and for all.

Therefore, after consulting IATSE’s in-house epidemiologists and public health experts, we are strongly urging every IATSE member to do your part and get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as you can.

Click here for information regarding the COVID-19 vaccinations, and how to find a vaccination appointment near you.

 

In solidarity,

Matthew D. Loeb
IATSE International President

and

Gregory R. Wagner, M.D.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health