Bloomberg Law
Nov. 4, 2021, 12:47 PMUpdated: Nov. 4, 2021, 3:32 PM

Covid Vaccination Mandated for 17 Million Health-Care Workers (1)

Allie Reed
Allie Reed

Millions of U.S. health-care workers at facilities paid by Medicare and Medicaid will be required to get a Covid-19 vaccination after an interim final rule was released Thursday—a significant prong of the Biden administration’s sweeping plan to crack down on unvaccinated workers and curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

The rule (RIN 0938-AU75) will extend to more than 17 million health-care workers who have fought the coronavirus pandemic from the front lines of roughly 76,000 facilities. Workers will have to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 4, 2022 unless they receive a medical or religious exemption. The rule takes effect ...

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