COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Since the beginning of this pandemic, the ATU has been fighting to protect the safety and health of our members and the communities we serve.  We have lost far too many members to this terrible pandemic.  However, we have saved many more by winning important safety and health protections.

In no small part, our efforts have been designed to buy time until safe and effective vaccines became available.  That time has arrived. The vaccines have been approved through a rigorous, open and transparent review process by independent scientific and public health experts after numerous multi-phase clinical trials of tens of thousands of people.  The COVID-19 vaccines are a vital tool to reduce and eliminate this deadly virus.

We must now work to ensure mass participation in vaccination programs by transit workers in order to protect ourselves, our coworkers, our families, our communities and the transit industry. 


COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization and Distribution:

ATU calls on governors to prioritize transit workers as essential in vaccine distribution

With hundreds of transit workers killed, including 94 ATU members, from COVID-19, the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) has called on governors across the United States to prioritize frontline transit workers in the first rounds of COVID-19 vaccin­­e distributions.

ATU International President John Costa wrote a letter to every governor to inform them of the request and offer logistical support in vaccine distribution.

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Canada's Largest Transit Union Calls for Priority Vaccine Access for Frontline Transit Workers

ATU Canada is calling upon the federal and provincial governments to give priority vaccine access to transit workers as the first batches of the COVID-19 vaccines start to be doled out today in Canada.

Transit professionals are some of the most vulnerable when it comes to the COVID-19 virus as a result of their interaction with millions of riders per day. The high volume of interaction has led to more than 3500 ATU transit workers being infected in both Canada and the US.

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ACIP recommendation that transit workers be prioritized in Phase 1b of vaccine distribution in the US

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NACI recommendation that essential workers be prioritized in Stage 2 of vaccine distribution in Canada

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Get more information about vaccine prioritization and distribution in your state 

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Get more information about vaccine prioritization and distribution in your province 

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CDC Information on COVID-19 Vaccines:

CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Homepage

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Benefits of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

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Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

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8 Things to Know about the US COVID-19 Vaccination Program

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Find out how many people have been vaccinated in the US, Canada, and around the world. 

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North American Map