Vaccine Mandate Approved For Long Term Care Employees

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announces that his administration will begin mandating that staff working in long-term care facilities receive Covid-19 vaccines to help protect some of the state's most vulnerable residents against the disease.

There are currently 378 skilled nursing facilities - as well as two soldiers' homes - operating in Massachusetts.

As of Aug. 2nd, 155 of the facilities reported having fewer than 75% of their staff fully vaccinated.

Under the mandate, all the facilities will be required to make sure that all personnel are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by Oct. 10th. 

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