NHPCO Calls for Health Care Worker Vaccine Mandate

Posted Saturday, August 28, 2021

The National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is asking health care workers to get vaccinated to protect their patients, and they fully support a mandate for mandatory vaccinations.

“While the move to mandatory vaccinations for these frontline [nursing home] health workers will help protect patients, the current policy does not go far enough,” said NHPCO President & CEO Edo Banach. “To protect all Americans and give everyone the confidence to seek the health care they need, all health workers and volunteers in all settings — including home health, home hospice, and home palliative care workers — should be required to be vaccinated against and regularly tested for COVID-19.”

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