The Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. said on Tuesday that it will require anyone wishing to attend a RIMS personal event to show that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
The requirement applies immediately to all events handled by RIMS staff, including the annual conference and exhibition scheduled for April 10-13 next year in San Francisco.
The mission also applies to RIMS personnel, suppliers, sponsors, other auxiliaries and the media who plan to attend or provide a service at an RIMS event, including international participants, the New York-based organization said in a statement.
RIMS will not make any exceptions for religious or health exceptions, according to the statement. However, the organization will work with those affected to develop an alternative experience of virtual events.
"RIMS engages a third party vendor to support this decision and validate vaccine requirements, and we will work with them to determine what vaccine evidence is needed," said a RIMS spokesman.
RIMS said in the statement that third party vendors that are specialized in conducting health examinations and validating the authenticity of vaccine documentation.
RIMS said they will follow the centers. for definition of disease control and prevention of "fully vaccinated."
According to CDC guidelines, people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after its second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as the Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine.
our board that it was necessary to advertise choose these vaccination requirements.In the end, it is about the safety of our participants and As risk professionals, we believe that this decision is the best option for RIMS to once again lead the world's risk management community, says RIMS's chairman Ellen Dunkin in the statement.