Our previous blog post provided an overview of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (“CMS”) Vaccine Mandate and addressed two basic questions of the mandate: What providers are covered and what’s the timeline to comply? Many of our healthcare and business law firm’s clients have additional questions about the requirement of CMS’ vaccine mandate (a.k.a. the “federal healthcare worker vaccine mandate”). One such question is: Does the mandate require individuals to receive a booster shot to comply with the mandate? This blog post outlines CMS’s current stance on the booster requirement. As always, the analysis herein is current as of the date this blog is posted and subject to change as agencies and courts release new decisions.
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SHORT ANSWER: The CMS Vaccine Mandate does not require individuals to receive booster shots or additional doses in addition to the primary vaccination series, but that may change. Continue reading ›