Essential workers keep systems critical to public health and safety functioning. Workers in essential and specific industries are considered part of America’s critical infrastructure, as defined by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency. Many of these workers have jobs that require significant person-to-person interactions. Current data show that many of these workers are at increased risk for getting COVID-19. Early vaccine access is critical not only to protect them from becoming ill, but also to maintain the essential services they provide to U.S. communities.