HealthyPeople now provides fitness professionals with the option to show they are vaccinated for COVID-19.
Vaccination status is self-reported. HealthyPeople is not currently requiring proof of vaccination status.
For any professionals that have not yet been vaccinated, or do not wish to show they have been vaccinated, or choose not to be vaccinated, their profiles remain unchanged. There is no reference to vaccination status on HealthyPeople profiles unless the professional wishes it to be there.
We appreciate that vaccination has become a divisive issue in all sectors, not the least in fitness. It is not our intention to add to the debate, this is simply an addition to our service to help those in our community that wish to be clear on their vaccination status for clients and employers that might require it.
Whether or not proof of vaccination is not required to work in the fitness industry, we appreciate that there are people within the community who will be looking for vaccination status to feel safe about engaging with a Trainer. This may be because they have family that are immunocompromised or because they themselves present a risk to others as Tier 1 or 2 workers.
We expect that many professionals may not care either way whether their vaccination status is visible, however for those that do, we're pleased to make this option available.
Professionals logged in to HealthyPeople will find the check box to indicate they are fully vaccinated under the EDIT tab when logged in to their HealthyPeople account. The indication of vaccination status will be shown under a new "COVID VACCINE" section that will simply state "I am COVID vaccinated". If the option to show vaccination is not checked, this section will not appear at all on the profile.'
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