President Biden Announces Vaccine Mandate for Nursing Homes

August 18, 2021

In a public address, President Biden announced that nursing home staff will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in a forthcoming regulation. In response, AHCA/NCAL warned that the mandate could worsen existing workforce challenges and urged that all health care settings be included in the policy.

Focusing only on nursing homes will cause vaccine hesitant workers to flee to other health care providers and leave many centers without adequate staff to care for residents. It will make an already difficult workforce shortage even worse.

Mark Parkinson, AHCA/NCAL CEO and President