COVID-19 vaccine mandates are now required for federal employees and contractors working for the U.S. government. Employees for healthcare facilities, including nursing homes, that receive federal Medicaid or Medicare funding are also required to be vaccinated. Many corporations and businesses across the country are also mandating vaccines in order to protect the health of their employees, their customers, and the general public.
With COVID-19 mandates taking center stage, how do public and private organizations go about considering mandating vaccines? In drafting a mandate strategy, organizations should take a look at a number of factors, including state and local laws, vaccine risk versus benefit, and carving out rules for exemptions.
In order to provide guidance for public and private organizations toward a vaccine mandate strategy, CPS has published a new white paper Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates.