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CMS to Require Vaccines for Staff at Nursing Homes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is developing an emergency regulation that would require staff vaccinations at the nation’s more than 15,000 Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing homes. About 60 percent of nursing home employees in the state are vaccinated. Some leaders of nursing homes say the mandate could worsen a labor shortage in the industry. CMS expects to issue new rules in September.

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