Bloomberg Law
Dec. 1, 2021, 8:02 PM

Health-Care Worker Vaccine Mandate: Halt by Courts Explained

Allie Reed
Allie Reed

The Biden administration’s health-care worker vaccine mandate is temporarily blocked nationwide under two preliminary injunctions from federal judges in Republican-led states.

The mandate from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services was written to crack down on unvaccinated health-care workers who the agency says are a threat to patient and staff safety.

Many individual health facilities have implemented their own vaccine mandates, and a patchwork of states have either required them or banned them—butting heads with the federal regulation that is now on pause. While the courts decide whether the CMS mandate is legal, here’s what health-care employers and workers ...

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