The federal government has issued new regulations that require most medical employees, with very limited exceptions, to be vaccinated. That means if you are not vaccinated or don’t qualify for an exception, you will need to get a vaccine. Otherwise, your facility will be unable to employ you.

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, nursing homes have made every effort to keep all workers on the front lines, regardless of whether they chose to be vaccinated. New federal rules mean they can no longer do that.

Unless you have a special exception, without a vaccination, you –

  • Won’t be able to work in most medical settings 
  • Won’t be eligible for unemployment benefits if you lose your job due to being unvaccinated.

You are a valued employee, and your facility does not want to lose you. However, the decision is in your hands, not theirs.

Please see your administrator for ways to schedule your vaccination. If you have questions, please discuss this with your supervisor and they will do everything they can to make you comfortable with getting the vaccine.