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.
Federal COVID vaccine mandate didn’t cause staffing shortages: research
Jessica R. Towhey
Jan 10, 2023
The federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate did not significantly reduce staffing levels in nursing homes despite predicted “gloom and doom” scenarios by opponents of the vaccine and mandates at any level,...
Major study links nursing home staff vaccinations to lower resident deaths, calls for updated booster...
Jan 03, 2023
Policymakers should rethink their “stagnant” approach to booster shots, argue the researchers behind a new, first-of-its kind national study linking COVID-19 vaccination of nursing home staff to significantly...
Clinical briefs for Thursday, Dec. 15
Dec 15, 2022
Montana healthcare facilities can require COVID-19 vaccinations, judge rules … CDC: Long COVID has contributed to thousands of deaths … Palliative care analysis pinpoints benefits for people with neurologic...
Clinical briefs for Monday, Dec. 12
Dec 12, 2022
With repeal of Pentagon’s vaccine mandate, will CMS mandate remain a sure thing? … Hospital beds are 80% full nationwide, only 6% due to COVID … AHCA urges nursing homes to get involved in ’game-changing’...
Healthcare worker vaccination mandate could end after a military vax withdrawal
Dec 06, 2022
Two national vaccine mandates, including the one affecting most nursing home workers, are under attack and could face reversal.
Opponents of the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers are pursuing two fresh pathways to defeat it. Both challenges cite the pandemic’s current, less critical stage...
States push CMS to repeal COVID-19 vaccine mandate
Lois A. Bowers
Nov 18, 2022
A coalition of 22 states is taking a new angle in its attempts to overturn a national mandate requiring that healthcare workers be vaccinated against COVID-19: They’re simply asking federal regulators...
Updated: 22 states petition CMS to repeal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers
Lois A. Bowers
Nov 17, 2022
A coalition of 22 states led by Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen (R), today formally called on the Biden administration to withdraw its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for nursing home and other healthcare...
Clinical briefs for Friday, Oct 28
Oct 28, 2022
More flexible CMS vaccine mandate enforcement cheers providers … Higher vitality means healthier residents, more productive workforce: report … SNFs under the microscope again on readmissions … HHS:...