January 19, 2022

The vaccine mandate and your employees

You probably heard that the Supreme Court upheld the Biden administration’s Covid vaccination requirement for healthcare workers — aka, the CMS portion of the requirement. (It struck down the OSHA portion. Yes, confusing.)

That means, as NCPA explains, that if your pharmacy participates in Medicare or Medicaid programs or you provide services to a facility that does, you are likely covered by the mandate.

Depending on what state you’re in, that would mean your employees have until January 27 or February 14 to get their first (or only) Covid-19 vaccine dose.

Note: CMS says a facility with more than 80 percent of staff vaccinated and a plan to achieve 100 percent staff vaccination rate within 60 days of February 14 will not be subject to enforcement actions.