The CMS IFR vaccination policy is now in effect in 26 states, including New Jersey. The policy requires vaccination of healthcare workers that work in certified Medicare and Medicaid facilities. This rule requires all covered employees to receive first dose by Dec. 6, and to be fully vaccinated by Jan 4. 2022. No changes have been made for the compliance dates for the CMS vaccine policy at the moment. Unlike the OSHA ETS, there is no weekly test option under the CMS IFR, with very limited exceptions.
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