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Penn Highlands Healthcare COVID-19 Vaccine Update
December 3, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a memorandum stating that it will not enforce its vaccine mandate while it is being challenged in court. Based on this memorandum, Penn Highlands Healthcare will not require COVID-19 vaccination for its employees at this time pending the outcome of any legal challenges/decisions; however, we strongly encourage everyone to be vaccinated for their safety and for the safety of our patients. ...Read more.

Penn Highlands Healthcare To Comply With Federal Vaccine Mandate
November 5, 2021
On November 4, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) issued an emergency regulation requiring all healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 4, 2022. This federal mandate addresses the risk unvaccinated healthcare workers present to patient safety and is intended to provide stability and uniformity among the U.S. healthcare systems. This mandate is separate from the vaccine mandate issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration which applies to companies with 100 employees or more and allows testing in lieu of vaccination. ...Read more.

Penn Highlands Mon Valley to Offer Pediatric Vaccine Appointments
November 4, 2021
With the CDCs recommendation of the COVID-19 vaccine for pediatric use, Penn Highlands Mon Valley is providing pediatric vaccine appointments beginning Tuesday, Nov. 9, during the regularly scheduled vaccine clinics. Parents or guardians can schedule appointments for children aged 5 to 11 be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine. ...Read more.

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