Reminder: state vaccination requirement deadlines
August 23 (next Monday) — All healthcare workers must have provided proof of full vaccination or have an approved exemption for medical or religious reasons. Those who are not vaccinated will be required to test for COVID-19 once or twice a week depending on your work setting.
September 30 — all healthcare workers must have provided proof of full vaccination or have an approved exemption for medical or religious reasons. Those who do not meet these requirements can be terminated from their job.
Latest news on booster shots
U.S. health officials announced plans to begin giving booster shots for people who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines eight months after receiving their second dose. The recommended booster doses are intended to increase protection against the highly contagious Delta variant and will start Sept. 20 with healthcare workers, nursing home residents, and other older Americans. Boosters are not part of the current mandate for healthcare workers but will be available soon.
More information and links to resources for UHW members: https://www.seiu-uhw.org/newcaliforniastaterulesforhealthcare-workers/