Infection Control Update

APHA 2022 Infection Control Updates, as of Oct. 28, 2022

APHA takes our leadership role in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously and understands the need to provide attendees of our Annual Meeting & Expo with the safest experience possible.

Vaccination Requirements at APHA 2022

APHA is requiring all in-person attendees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination against the SARS-Cov-2 virus as defined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

Up to date is defined as a completed full primary series (two shots of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccine or one shot of the Johnson and Johnson product; or a comparably approved vaccine if you are an international attendee) plus at least one booster. We remind you that it can take up to six weeks to complete the full schedule for COVID vaccines that require two doses to achieve full efficacy. You will be required to show proof of vaccination during event check-in. By registering for the event, you agree to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by Oct. 20, 2022.

We also encourage you to get your annual flu shot at least 14 days before the meeting, so it can have its full effect. For those traveling from outside the United States, please be aware of restrictions placed on your country of origin, as travelers from some countries are required to quarantine for two weeks.

Vaccination Validation

Attendees can show proof of vaccination with:

  • An official CDC vaccination card and government-issued ID. A copy or photo of the vaccination card is acceptable.
  • A Digital Vaccine Card via the CLEAR app (not the full health pass).

Masking Requirements at APHA 2022

All APHA 2022 in-person attendees, exhibitors, speakers, staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks at indoor activities.

We recognize that some meeting participants may be coming from areas in the U.S. or internationally where masking would be required, even if not required in Boston this November. Consequently, providing attendees of our Annual Meeting with the safest experience possible means setting requirements for all meeting attendees that exceed those currently (as of August 12, 2022) recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We will share more updates on the meeting in coming months. We look forward to seeing you in Boston on Nov. 6-9 for the Annual Meeting or if you can’t make it in person, please consider the digital version of the meeting, Nov. 14-16.