COVID-19 Vaccination Now Required for All Staff at Medicare- and Medicaid-Certified Facilities

The U.S. Administration will now require COVID-19 vaccination of staff within all Medicare- and Medicaid-certified facilities in an effort to “protect both them and patients from the virus and its more contagious Delta variant,” according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

In collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that emergency regulations requiring vaccinations for nursing home workers will be expanded to include hospitals, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, and home health agencies among others as a condition for participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, according to HHS. Read more.

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