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U.S. Supreme Court Denies St. Peter’s Health Workers Request To Block Vaccine Mandate

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer denied a request Monday from a group that includes a newly hired oncologist at St. Peter’s Health to block the vaccine mandate being implemented by her previous employer pending an appeal to a lower court. The justice denied the application for injunctive relief against Mass General Brigham Inc., a Mas...

Billings Hospitals To Follow Federal Vaccine Mandate

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently issued its final interim rule requiring most Medicare and Medicaid providers’ staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and despite some public outcry across Montana Billings’ providers are ready to comply. Northern News Network’s Eric Young reports.

State Vaccination Numbers Now Include Children Aged 5-11

The state COVID-19 vaccine dashboard has been updated to reflect the addition of the newly added 5 to 11-year-old age group now eligible to be vaccinated. As a result the eligible population of Montanans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 has been updated to 50%. In addition the county percentages on the map have been adjusted. The total number...

Senator Daines Comments On Vaccine Mandate For Health Care Workers

Montana’s Department of Public Health and Human Services issued a statement recently expressing concern over the federal vaccine mandate for all health care workers saying it would exacerbate a worker shortage the state is already facing. Senator Steve Daines echoed those concerns during a recent press call.

AG Knudsen Joins Lawsuit Targeting Federal Vaccine Mandate

Ten Republican state attorneys general including Montana’s Austin Knudsen have filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration for imposing a vaccine mandate on federal contractors and federally contracted employees. The plaintiffs argue is unconstitutional and an unlawful usurpation of states’ police powers and they seek to prevent the...