Chicago Med is setting the standard. The One Chicago show has become one of the first network series to require vaccinations for all its actors, as well as those who come into contact with them on the set. Deadline was the first to report the news.
With Hollywood unions and major studios last week agreeing to protocols that gave producers the option to implement mandatory vaccination policies, it was a matter of time before we started seeing this in our favorite shows, and honestly, we’re 100% here for this. The past year and a half has been hard, and even when shows returned, they had to take many breaks to account for COVID-19 outbreaks. For us, as viewers, that meant our entertainment, when we most needed to stay inside and watch TV, was heavily interrupted.
But we also want the cast of our favorite shows to be safe. We want everyone to be. And the more businesses push for vaccinations, the more safe they – and us – will be.
Last month Netflix became the first major studio to implement a mandatory vaccination policy in all their US based productions. And with Chicago Med now making this decision, we anticipate the other One Chicago shows – and other shows in general – might not be far behind.
Cheers to science, and our favorite shows pushing for safety.