Public Health and Safety Policy FAQ
What proof of vaccination do I need to provide to attend IMMUNOLOGY2022™?
You will need to provide a proof of vaccination (POV) for being fully vaccinated as defined by the CDC. Fully vaccinated is “everyone 12 years and older receives a primary series of COVID-19 vaccine.” All attendees must be fully vaccinated no later than April 22, 2022 (14 days prior to the start of the meeting).
It is strongly recommended that you also receive a booster for optimal protection.
What if my last required vaccine dose is fewer than 14 days of the start of IMMUNOLOGY2022™?
All attendees must have finalized vaccine regimens by April 22, 2022. Individuals who do not meet this date cannot attend IMMUNOLOGY2022™ until they meet the 14-day requirement.
Can I attend with proof of a negative COVID-19 test instead of POV against COVID-19?
No. A negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted as a substitution for being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Will exemptions to the vaccine requirement be allowed?
Verified exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All decisions will be final. For exemption consideration, please contact email@example.com. Exemption requests will not be considered after Friday, April 1, 2022.
Are masks required at IMMUNOLOGY2022™?
All IMMUNOLOGY2022™attendees are encouraged to wear masks indoors when attending AAI sessions and events. Please read CDC guidelines and information about masks. Please check the IMMUNOLOGY2022™ Public Health and Safety page for updates.
What if I feel ill during IMMUNOLOGY2022™?
COVID-19 can be contracted anywhere and at any time. It is impossible to know the source or place of infection. As soon as you think you may be infected or are having symptoms, please contact a medical professional for immediate evaluation. Please do not return to IMMUNOLOGY2022™ until you have complied with the applicable CDC quarantine requirements, and you have tested negative for COVID-19.
While not a substitute for professional medical attention, the Oregon Convention Center has a tented, outdoor station that offers free testing (PCR and rapid antigen). It is currently by appointment only, Monday – Saturday, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, visit curative.com. A list of additional testing sites in Portland can be found here. NOTE: A negative test is not a substitute for a POV.
If you experience any symptoms before picking up your conference badge or develop symptoms while on-site, do not enter the conference space. Please seek medical care immediately.
Are we the only group in the Oregon Convention Center (OCC)?
IMMUNOLOGY2022™ attendees may not be the only group at the OCC. We have no control of another groups’ public health policies or the behavior of their attendees.
What are the guidelines at the OCC for social distancing?
Overcrowding in rooms is not allowed, however, the OCC does not have social distancing requirements. There will, however, be 6’ space designations in the back of the meetings room. AAI reserves the right to refuse entry into any session that has reached capacity.
Can I eat and drink during IMMUNOLOGY2022™?
Eating and drinking in the meeting rooms will be strictly prohibited. Eating and drinking may take place in public spaces and in designated areas near restaurants and eating outlets in the Exhibit Hall.