DOH to Mandate Booster Shots

For any provider that has recently completed the HERDS Survey, it might be of no surprise to learn that the DOH will be proposing to impose booster shot requirements on covered healthcare personnel.

The Public Health and Health Planning Council (“PHHPC”) is scheduled to meet on January 11, when the DOH will propose amending its healthcare worker vaccine mandate REGULATION to require covered healthcare personnel to receive the booster shot.

The regulation, if adopted, would amend the current Department of Health vaccine mandate, found in Section 2.61, to require covered staff to be “fully vaccinated…and to have received any booster or supplemental dose as recommended by the CDC.”

Exemptions from the mandate would be allowed for medical reasons.

The proposed regulation contains no indication that it would extend to CDPAP.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the State’s or any federal vaccine mandate.