September 17, 2021
White House Mandates Vaccination for Health Care Workforce
President Biden has announced that Medicare and Medicaid-participating health care facilities will be required to vaccinate employees against COVID-19, with allowances for exemptions based on disabilities or religious objections. As communities continue to combat high infection rates, the Administration hopes that the move will spur the 17 million health care workers across the nation to seek vaccination. While supporters anticipate that the requirement will protect patients from becoming infected when presenting at health care facilities, opponents fear mandating vaccination will only erode an already-dwindling health care workforce. Keep reading for more on the mandate, who it will impact, and what to expect in the upcoming weeks. Read More >>>
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