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CMS sets December 6 deadline for first dose of COVID-19 vaccines

Work now to record and review staff vaccination status and implement and update polices around vaccine requirements to prepare for a CMS deadline of Jan. 4, 2022, to have all eligible employees fully vaccinated. Keep in mind that there is no testing option under this rule.

COVID-19 vaccines will be mandatory for the vast majority of agency staff, regardless of whether they work directly with patients, following the release of CMS’ Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination interim final rule with comment period (IFC) released November 4.