The Postal Service is updating employees on the availability of COVID-19 vaccines.
The organization’s goal is for everyone to be able to get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible if they choose to do so. Currently, the supply of vaccines in the United States is limited, but more vaccines should become available soon.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and others are providing recommendations to federal, state and local governments about who should be vaccinated first. The collective recommendation is that USPS employees be considered during the Phase 1B rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in state and local jurisdictions.
While the Postal Service continues to strive toward a standardized priority opportunity for employees who choose to get the vaccine, the organization urges employees not to delay their own access to a COVID-19 vaccination.
States — and in many cases, local jurisdictions — have their own plans for deciding which groups of people will be vaccinated first. USPS urges employees to review the information on their state and local public health websites, sign up for alerts and schedule a COVID-19 vaccination at the first available opportunity.
The Postal Service will continue to provide updates as more information regarding access to COVID-19 vaccinations for employees becomes available.