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Final deadline arrives for vaccine mandate in 25 states

For health care providers in 25 states, the deadline arrived Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, for phase 2 compliance with the CMS Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule.

States covered include California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

Phase 2 requires that personnel must either have received the entire recommended vaccine course or been granted an exemption.

Providers in 24 other states have until March 15, 2022. Texas health care providers have until March 21, 2022.