• Massachusetts Sep 8

    Mass. Public Health Council Approves Expanded COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

    The state’s public health council approved a mandate Wednesday morning to require all staff at rest homes, assisted living residences, hospice programs, as well as home care workers providing in-home direct care services, to get vaccinated against the coronavirus by Oct. 31. Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration announced the proposed vaccination requirement on Sept. 1 and said it is part of…

  • COVID-19 vaccine Jul 27

    Baystate Health to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Workers

    Another Massachusetts hospital system has announced that it will require employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Springfield-based Baystate Health said Monday that the policy that takes effect Oct. 1 also applies to “those working remotely, clinical staff, contractors, volunteers, students, and those conducting business within our health system.” About 75% of the system’s workers are already fully vaccinated, President…

  • vaccine requirements Mar 1, 2020

    Maine to Vote on Stricter Law About Vaccine Requirements

    Mainers are mulling whether to toss aside a law that eliminates most exemptions for childhood vaccinations against the backdrop of a global rush to contain a virus for which there is no vaccine. Some voters say the COVID-19 virus that’s spreading, and the rush to develop a vaccine, could cause undecided Mainers to err on the side of keeping...

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