Biden Administration Announcement | Staff Vaccine Mandate | January 2022
Over the last several weeks we have witnessed much activity in the courts, and media, surrounding the CMS mandate for healthcare staff of Medicare – and Medicaid – certified providers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. On December 28th, guidance to the December 15th interim final ruling was provided and out COVID Task Force has been active to ensure all requirements at met as outlined by our regulating authorities.
Below are two key dates that facilities are required to ensure all staff and providers meet the vaccine mandate.
*Requirements for Healthcare Providers and Suppliers:
First Dose or One Dose Vaccine
Received all shots for full vaccination
Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is out first priority. We are also committed to keeping you informed regarding our actions to protect residents and employees alike. As we learn more in this rapidly changing environment, and prepare our centers, we will continue taking precautions to protect all residents and staff while upholding our commitment to keeping you well informed about the care of your loved ones.
- CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule
- CMS Press Release on Biden Administration Announcement
- FDA Pfizer-BioTech Vaccine Approval
- Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)