Nursing Homes Hit Back Against Mandatory COVID-19 Staff Vaccination Plan

By Michelle M. Stein / August 18, 2021 at 7:37 PM
The nursing home industry immediately hit back at the Biden administration’s plan to condition Medicare and Medicaid participation on employee vaccination against COVID-19, with some arguing that workers across the health care system should face the same mandates and singling out nursing homes would only exacerbate the industry’s workforce shortage and financial challenges. COVID-19 vaccine mandates for nursing home staff gained momentum earlier this month, with the state of Massachusetts and one of the country’s largest private nursing home providers...

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