The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will require COVID-19 vaccines for all employees at Medicare and Medicaid-sponsored facilities by January 4
President Joe Biden in September directed the agency to put policies in place for staff vaccination requirements as part of his administration’s vaccine strategy
The administration estimates the mandate will apply to more than 17 million healthcare workers at roughly 76,000 facilities nationwide
Two dozen states are challenging the mandate in court and are also reviewing requests for religious exemptions from the rule or firing unvaccinated workers
Thirty percent of workers at more than 2,000 hospitals across the US were unvaccinated in September, according to the CDC
If applied to the estimated 22 million of total medical workers across the country, then that would equal nearly seven million unvaccinated employees
scary to think a 3rd of hospital staff wont be there ….
h/t Coastie Patriot