MADISON, Wis. – The board of directors of the Wisconsin Technology Council has voted to urge broad public acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

In a resolution adopted by 49 board members who come from diverse segments of Wisconsin’s tech-based economy, the Tech Council noted the rigorous clinical testing and regulatory process and urged public bodies in Wisconsin to avoid actions that would undermine public confidence. The resolution also stressed the importance of widespread public vaccination to speed economic recovery.

Individual board members who voted for the resolution have pledged to be vaccinated when federal and state protocol schedules allow them to do so.

The Tech Council was incorporated in 2001 to serve as the independent, bipartisan and non-profit science and technology advisory board to state government. Its directors hail from all sizes of private business, the investment community, academic research institutions, health care, law, accounting and other disciplines tied to the tech-based economy.

A copy of the full resolution is available here.