A Message from HTC Pres. Maroko: Our Ongoing Efforts to Get You Eligibility for and Increased Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine

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March 8, 2021 9:49 AM

HTC President Rich Maroko announces some hopeful news: After months of making the case to elected officials in New York and New Jersey, both states have expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to include hotel workers.

In his video address, President Maroko describes the work it took to convince state and local governments to count hotel workers among those essential workers who can get immediate access to the vaccine and he explains our ongoing efforts to increase the supply of vaccines our health centers get and then quickly and efficiently administer the vaccine to our members.

If you want to try and get vaccinated now, you can visit the NY State and NYC websites for a list of local openings:

New York State: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

NYC: https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/

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If you want to wait until our Benefit Funds have enough vaccine doses and get vaccinated at the health centers, make sure you sign up for union text and email alerts here: https://hotelworkers.org/covid19/sign-up-to-receive-union-alerts

Read more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, its safety, and its effectiveness from the following experts:

Our Benefit Funds: https://www.hotelfunds.org/qa-the-covid-19-vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html

The Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/coronavirus-covid-19/vaccine