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United Vaccine Requirements Clarified

Date: April 30, 2021

Earlier this year, United CEO Scott Kirby floated in the media the idea that mandatory vaccines may be in our future. Having previously made this claim, in an event hosted by the Washington Post this past week, Kirby reiterated the airline is not currently planning to move forward with a broader vaccination requirement, but is considering if vaccination should be required for employees flying to countries like India where variants have spread and led to a surge in COVID infections.

Kirby was quoted saying, “watching what’s happening in India, Brazil and Peru has us back again having some intensive discussions about whether it’s the right thing to do at least for those work groups. And we’re talking to the Unions about it as well right now.”

You should know that AFA is not currently in discussion with management about mandatory vaccination for Flight Attendants.

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