Federal vaccine mandate for health care workers blocked in 10 states

A federal judge announced Monday he is blocking a federal vaccine mandate for health care workers in 10 states, including Kansas.


National News

November 30, 2021 - 9:57 AM

Michele Catinella, a nurse practitioner, receives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from Carmen Pi in Pompano Beach, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

WASHINGTON — Enforcement of the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for millions of health care workers was blocked in 10 states on Monday, after a ruling by a federal judge in Missouri.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Matthew Schelp affects the states involved in the lawsuit, which include Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and New Hampshire.

The others are North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Arkansas, Wyoming and Alaska.

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