November 12, 2021
Updates on COVID-19 Regulations
AHPA continues to follow new COVID-19 regulations, guidance and other government actions. The updates below are the latest guidance and other developments since November 1, 2021 to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.
Pfizer Gets the Green Light for COVID-19 Vaccinations for Kids Ages 5-11
The FDA has granted authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Children will receive a low dose that is one-third of the dosage given to adults.
Nebraska Becomes First State to Challenge CMS Vaccine Mandate
The Nebraska Department of Justice filed a lawsuit, in a 10-state coalition, seeking to stop the CMS vaccine mandate for health care workers. The lawsuit argues that CMS has violated both the U.S. Constitution and other federal laws.
5th Circuit Court Places a Stay on OSHA Vaccine Mandate
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has placed a temporary stay on the OSHA vaccine mandate. Arguments for throwing out the OSHA mandate range from an over-step of authority by OSHA to the regulation being in violation of the U.S. constitution.