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Federal Vaccine Mandates

Sep 15, 2021 2:00:00 PM / by Practice Support Team

The Biden-Harris Administration will require COVID-19 vaccination of staff within all Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities to protect both them and patients from the virus and its more contagious Delta variant.  Facilities across the country should make efforts now to get health care staff vaccinated to make sure they are in compliance when the rule takes effect.

CMS is developing an Interim Final Rule with Comment Period that will be issued in October.  CMS expects certified Medicare and Medicaid facilities to act in the best interest of patients and staff by complying with new COVID-19 vaccination requirements.  Health care workers employed in these facilities who are not currently vaccinated are urged to begin the process immediately. Facilities are urged to use all available resources to support employee vaccinations, including employee education and clinics, as they work to meet new federal requirements.

Review further details from CMS here.

 

Details about vaccination rates in North Carolina are maintained by NC DHHS with filters available to sort by county, race, ethnicity, gender and age.  Current details:

vaccine rates as of 9.14.21

 

Tags: COVID-19, Primary Care, rural health centers

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