2023 AAAAI Annual Meeting
AAAAI Annual Meeting

Vaccination & COVID-19 FAQs

The 2023 AAAAI Annual Meeting will be held February 24–27, 2023 in San Antonio, TX. With the Health and Safety Protocols that were implemented for our event, the AAAAI Board of Directors continues to believe that we can safely bring together our highly vaccinated group. Understanding that the circumstances of each individual and their community, workplace and family may vary, we are also offering a virtual-only participation option that will feature multiple live-streamed sessions (including all plenaries and the keynote) as well as numerous on-demand sessions. We want all attendees to attend the Annual Meeting in the format in which they are most comfortable. Attendees are able to change their registration from in-person to virtual-only at any time, and vice versa; there are no change fees for doing so and the change can be made at any time by clicking here and editing your existing registration.

Below are some of our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions, please contact us at annualmeeting@aaaai.org.

Why is AAAAI requiring full COVID-19 vaccination?
After careful consideration and consultation with both internal and external health and safety experts, AAAAI has determined that we can safely hold the 2023 AAAAI Annual Meeting and provide an opportunity for educational and networking opportunities by implementing our Health and Safety Protocols which includes requiring full vaccination of all participants and recommending mask wearing.

What vaccines are approved?
Vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) are approved.

What is considered fully vaccinated?
A person is considered fully vaccinated:
-2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series such as Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or
-2 weeks after a single dose vaccine such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

Will I need to show my vaccination card onsite?
Yes, to be able to pick up your registration badge, you will need to provide a digital or print copy of your vaccination card along with a photo ID for verification purposes.

Do I need to show my vaccination card daily?
You will only need to show your proof of vaccination when you initially pick up your registration badge.

Is AAAAI collecting or storing my vaccination information?

If an individual (delegate, exhibitor, EAC, guest or other participant) is not able to provide proof of full vaccination, are they able to attend any events onsite?
No, if an individual is not fully vaccinated, they are only able to participate in virtual content.

What happens if I don’t bring proof of my vaccination onsite?
Someone from your home will need to take a photo of the card and send it to you. You are welcome to watch all livestreamed sessions from your hotel room until you can provide proof.

Are participants required to wear masks?
It is recommended that participants wear masks at AAAAI educational sessions, networking events and while in the poster and exhibit halls.

Are there restrictions on the type of mask allowed?
There are no restrictions on the type of mask recommended. We encourage attendees to bring their own surgical masks or an N95 or KN95 mask. Surgical masks will be available onsite.

Is COVID-19 testing required at any point during the Annual Meeting?
No, testing is not required for entry to the AAAAI meeting space.

Will onsite testing be available?
There is no onsite testing available at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center or AAAAI hotels. However, the following facilities are available for testing as of November 28, 2022.
Walgreens (Offering Drive Thru Testing), (210) 354-3993
2200 E. Houston St, San Antonio
1.8 miles, 6 minute drive; 35 minute walk

Quest Diagnostics, (210) 212-4668
1303 McCullough Avenue, Suite 338, San Antonio
1.7 miles, 6 minute drive; 35 minute walk

Are any exemptions allowed to the vaccination policy?
For the safety of our in person attendees, there are no exception allowed.

If an individual receives a mix of the vaccines, is that allowed?
Yes, assuming both vaccines are approved by the WHO.

Will the Health and Safety Protocols change?
The AAAAI Board of Directors continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation. Should the AAAAI, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, hotels, the CDC, the City of San Antonio, State of Texas or any other governmental authority change any rules and/or regulations, AAAAI will update the Health & Safety Protocols page with all changes as well as send an email to registered attendees to communicate the changes as quickly as possible.

If you cannot or choose not to comply with the AAAAI Health and Safety Protocols, we encourage you to explore our virtual content and programming which includes approximately 250 hours of on-demand content (after the recordings of in-person education sessions have been posted).

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