Genesis HealthCare mandates COVID-19 vaccination

Aug. 6, 2021

Genesis HealthCare, a national post-acute care provider, announced that it is adopting a universal COVID-19 vaccination requirement for employees, care partners, and onsite vendors across the company.

Genesis HealthCare is made up of 400 skilled nursing homes and senior living communities in 26 states nationwide.

The company’s vaccination policy requires current staff, visiting providers, care partners, and onsite vendors to have a single dose of the Janssen vaccine or the first dose of a two-dose mRNA vaccine by August 23, 2021. If applicable, the second mRNA dose would be needed by September 22, 2021.

In December 2020, Genesis began vaccinating patients, residents and employees on a voluntary basis, leading to inoculation of 85% of patients and residents and 65% of staff.

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