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The Connection Between Vaccine Pass and Vaccination Incentive Vacation

Date: September 14, 2021

Over the past several editions of Debrief you have likely seen our continuing reference to the Vaccine Pass link available from the home page of the Flying Together website.  We understand the repetitive nature of this information but also realize there are several people who have not taken advantage of this notice to confirm their vaccination status is properly recorded in company records.  It is imperative that each of us does so.

As of today, there remains several hundred Flight Attendant who have been vaccinated and who started the vaccination documentation upload process but who have not properly uploaded their vaccination information into company systems.  If not completely uploaded, you must understand you will become ineligible for the vaccination vacation incentive.  Here is the rest of the story.

If you received the J & J vaccine, a single dose vaccine, you needed to upload your vaccination card one time.

If you received either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, both two dose regimes, you absolutely must upload the vaccination card twice.  The automation is looking for the second upload – even if it is the same vaccination card – in order to record and update your vaccination status.

While repetitive, once again we strongly recommend that you access Apps from the upper right-hand corner of the Flying Together website.  Select the Vaccine Pass link.  If you have properly uploaded the vaccination card for the vaccine you received, your status will be reflected with a green check mark in a green band indicating “You are fully vaccinated.”

It should also be made clear at this point; the vaccination vacation incentive is the result of a specific Letter of Agreement between AFA and the company.  This Vaccination Letter of Agreement can be accessed from the non-public area of the MEC website and stipulates several items:

  • The date by which the vaccination was to have been administered
  • The date by which the vaccination documents were to have been uploaded.

For those who were vaccinated earlier this year and who made no attempt to upload vaccination documentation before the deadline established in the LOA because they were reluctant to do so. If you did not enter the supporting vaccination documentation into United’s systems until after United announced the vaccination mandate in August (and after the stated deadline in the LOA), regrettably there is no eligibility for the vaccination vacation incentive.

If you have additional questions, please contact your Local Council Office.

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