APIC: Healthcare workers should be required to vaccinated against COVID-19
Oct 10, 2023
A coalition of organizations led by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (APIC) sent a letter Friday encouraging state leaders to require healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19....
New COVID vaccine threats emerge as mandate ends
Sep 11, 2023
The end of the nationwide healthcare worker requirement came as good news to many who saw it as an obstacle to hiring. Yet experts warned that the federal change could lead to new and potentially costly...
‘Authoritative’ but effective: Study shows potential of internal vaccine mandate
Aug 08, 2023
Researchers found just 3.7% of unvaccinated workers in a network of continuing care retirement communities departed rather than get COVID shots after their employer adopted a mandate at the height of the...
Providers prepare for new vaccine threats as mandate officially sunsets
Aug 03, 2023
The end of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccine healthcare worker mandate arrives Saturday, and with it new costly concerns as well.
Also in the News for Thursday, May 11
May 11, 2023
State’s top court reluctant to hold employers liable for household member’s COVID infections … Deaths caused by falls are on the rise among US seniors, long-term study finds … Oregon will end its...
End of the ‘youdate’
May 04, 2023
The departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security have announced their intention to “start the process to end” the COVID-19 vaccination mandate. Now, before we get too excited,...
Clinical briefs for Thursday, May 4
May 04, 2023
Providers tepidly embrace CMS plan to revoke ‘no longer needed’ vax mandate … Pandemic taking toll on RNs’ job satisfaction, mental health, survey finds … Survey reveals reasons behind older...
Providers tepidly embrace CMS plan to revoke ‘no longer needed’ vax mandate
May 03, 2023
Skilled nursing providers on Tuesday cheered the federal government’s decision to revoke its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.
Republicans coming again for healthcare worker vaccine mandate
Jessica R. Towhey
Jan 31, 2023
The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives is expected to vote on two bills today that would have significant impacts for nursing homes.
Strategy to ‘harmonize’ COVID vaccine opens door to mandate, flu shot changes
Jan 27, 2023
An effort to streamline the national COVID-19 vaccination approach and shift to single, annual shots for most people may have major implications for nursing home staff.