The American company Netflix introduces mandatory vaccination for actors who star in studio projects and for those who contact them at venues, Deadline reports, citing sources.
It is noted that Netflix becomes the first studio in Hollywood to introduce such a measure in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.
According to the publication, the company’s order also applies to other film crews of all studio projects. Protocols on the return of members of the film crew to work, which speak about mandatory vaccination of the actors and the entire group, were agreed with Hollywood unions and major film studios last week.
According to the publication, Netflix may be allowed not to vaccinate for medical, religious, or age reasons for members of the film crew involved in films and TV series that are already being filmed.
Netflix’s decision to introduce mandatory vaccination is dictated by the fourth wave of CAVID-19, namely the spread of the delta strain in the United States. Although, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, which summarizes data from federal and local authorities, as well as the media and other open sources, the number of people infected with coronavirus in the United States is more than 34.6 million, more than 611 thousand people have died from coronavirus.
Netflix was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. Since 2013, Netflix has been producing its own films, series, and TV programs.