Set Safety | Do Your Part: The Importance of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

0621 News

February 14, 2022

With the introduction of vaccines last year, the world was hoping for an end of the COVID-19 pandemic. But with the rise of new variants such as Delta and Omicron, it became clear that while vaccines are safe and effective at reducing life-threatening complications, the best way to ensure that efficacy is to get a booster shot. The CDC recommends getting your COVID-19 booster least five months after completing your primary Pfizer or Moderna vaccination or at least two months after receiving your J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccination.

Gaining agreement from producers to implement the critical testing and safety protocols spearheaded by the DGA and our sister unions was an important first step in keeping members protected on set. But we all must play our part to protect ourselves, our colleagues and our loved ones — and vaccination is the most important tool at our disposal.

If you haven’t already done so, please do your part and get vaccinated. And if you’re already vaccinated, take the next step and get your booster shot. Everyone’s protection depends on it.

Below are some facts from the CDC:

  • Everyone five years of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in U.S. history and many people have reported only mild side effects after COVID-19 vaccination.
  • The CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. To find a COVID-19 Vaccine, visit, or text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.

Please note that the above facts are subject to change. For the latest information about COVID-19 vaccines, please visit or consult your healthcare provider.