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CPG and the COVID-19 Vaccine

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Protecting the Workforce

As manufacturers of products critical to Americans’ ability to stay home, the CPG industry has contended with incredible demand for more than 10 months.

Who’s on CPG’s front line? There are 1.2 million working in manufacturing, 360,000 in trucking and transportation and 142,000 in facility maintenance.

It has met that demand with a dedicated workforce, made up of 1.7 million essential employees who have taken on extra hours and shifts to ensure consumers have what they need.

The industry’s frontline employees are required to work in close proximity to one another, whether on a factory floor, warehouse or loading dock.

CPG companies have invested heavily in measures to ensure the safety of its employees, from installing new air filtration and physical barriers to reconfiguring facilities to allow for social distancing. There are, however, limits to what companies can solve on their own.

Consumer Brands is committed to keeping the industry informed on the latest guidance, engagement opportunities and thought leadership as the race to vaccinate continues.

The Latest

Get up to speed with the latest updates on the vaccine front.

 

 

 

 

What CPG Can Learn from Healthcare’s Vaccination Experience

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Take Action

Here’s what CPG leaders can do help protect their workforce, better coordinate with state and local partners and promote wide adoption of the vaccine.

Contact Officials

Your company’s information is critical to state program success. Contact state immunization program managers and local health departments to share your:

  • Facility address, name, identification and type.
  • A corporate and local point of contact.
  • Number of employees eligible for Phase 1b.

FIND CONTACTS

Join Our Peer Exchange

Consumer Brands has launched a Vaccine Exchange, a peer-to-peer forum that provides need-to-know updates and facilitates sharing of unique insights from industry participants.

Exchanges are hosted weekly on Fridays at 2:00 p.m. EST.

Ask to JOIN

Speak Up

Your experiences matter.

Help us amplify your concerns, comments and on-the-ground observations to lawmakers, the media and other major stakeholders.

 

Share Your Story

Get Resources

It’s never been more important to have the most up-to-date information at your fingertips.

We’ve curated lists of the essential contacts, collateral and guidance you need to stay current on what’s relevant to your company and community.

 

New President, New Plans

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Vaccine Providers

Definitions of phases in each state may vary from the federal definition.
*Estimates of CPG front-line numbers are based on national data that breaks down the industry by job function, resulting in an essential frontline workforce (manufacturing, facility operations, transportation) of 1.7 million, which represents 53% of direct CPG employment.
This map is updated twice weekly. Contact us for more information.

Where Vaccination Has Already Begun

Here’s a status list of which states are currently vaccinating their essential CPG workforce.

State CPG Workers Eligible for Vaccination?
AK Yes, workers aged 50+
AL Yes
AR No
AZ Yes, in some counties
CA Yes, food and ag workers
CO No
CT No
DC Yes
DE Yes
FL No
GA No
HI Yes
IA No
ID No
IL Yes
IN No
KS Yes
KY No
LA No
MA No
MD Yes
ME No
MI No, food and ag workers eligible March 1
MN No
MO No
MS No
MT No
NC No
ND No
NE Yes
NH No
NJ No
NM No
NV Yes
NY No
OH No
OK No
OR No
PA No
RI No
SC No
SD No
TN No
TX No
UT No
VA Yes
VT No
WA No
WI No
WV No
WY Yes

In the News

Read the latest on our efforts to ensure the consumer packaged goods workforce remains top of mind as the vaccine rollout continues.

MEDIA CONTACT: Katie McBreen, Vice President, Communications and Strategy

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CPG Vaccine Bulletin: February 22

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Six Stats that Explain Why CPG Essential Workforce Needs Vaccines Now

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What the CPG Industry Can Learn from Healthcare’s Vaccination Experience