AFSCME Wins Fight for Expanded Access to COVID-19 Vaccine & Plans Information Session

Amidst ongoing news of Maryland’s low uptake of the vaccine, AFSCME is continuing to urge management to remove as many barriers as possible to frontline workers who wish to access the vaccine. Our union urges management to facilitate access to vaccination for frontline workers by establishing worksite-based clinics at congregate care facilities and other large office complexes.

We have confirmed clinics will be available for employees of the Department of Corrections, Motor Vehicle Administration, Department of Juvenile Services, and the Maryland Department of Health. Urging management to prioritize frontline workers and make vaccination a readily available option is an important step to ending the pandemic.

Our union will continue to fight for strengthening health and safety protections at the workplace, with management, and in the Legislature. Make sure you RSVP for our Lobby Night on Monday where we will meet with legislators to support the Maryland Essential Workers Protection Act and the Injury and Illness Prevention Program.

Finally, in light of the misinformation but urgent timeline about vaccination, our union will be hosting two “Ask the Doc - Covid Vaccine Presentation” in conjunction with Kaiser Permanente. Join us and meet with Dr. Jacqueline Sheppard-Lewis M.D on Zoom for a virtual session. RSVP here:

Thursday, February 11 (6-7 pm):

Tuesday, February 16 (10—11 am):

Stay safe and wear a mask! Don’t hesitate to reach out to our Member Resource Center at 410-547-1515 with any questions or over email at [email protected]