Health and Safety FAQs

COVID-19 FAQs

What is the meeting’s right of entry protocol?

To attend the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago, you need to provide one of the following two things:

  1. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster OR
  2. Proof of a negative PCR coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of your first day at the meeting

What are the meeting’s vaccination requirements?

If you are providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination, you must provide proof that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine AND booster. This means that you have received the required number of doses required for your initial vaccine plus at least one booster if it has been more than five months since the initial vaccination.

If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated.

Accepted COVID-19 vaccines are listed on the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionwebsite and include those authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)(i.e., Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines), as well as COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO) (i.e., AstraZeneca/Oxford, Covishield, Sinopharm, and Sinovac). The full list of vaccines with final WHO EUL/PQ evaluation status is available here.

 

What are the meeting’s COVID-19 test requirements?

If you are not providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination, then you must provide proof of a negative PCR coronavirus test taken within 72 hours of your first day at the meeting.

  • Any PCR test is acceptable so long as it’s approved by FDA or the equivalent agency in your home country.
  • Results from at-home COVID-19 testing kits are NOT acceptable.
  • We will accept your test results in hardcopy or digital format.

What are the meeting’s mask requirements?

Masks are required for all attendees in the convention center and hotels, and aboard the hotel shuttles.

  • Your mask must fit snugly across your nose and under your chin.
  • If cloth, it must be at least two layers.