The Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Inspector General, and the FBI Criminal Investigative Division, in coordination with the FBI’s Office of Private Sector, prepared a Liaison Information Report to inform health care providers and public health entities about several reported incidents involving fake COVID-19 vaccination records. The report recommends that vaccine administrators do not share blank vaccine cards with individuals who have not received a vaccine, and that health care professionals discourage individuals from sharing photos or copies of vaccine cards, particularly on social media. The report stresses the importance of continuing to follow CDC guidance regarding social distancing and the use of personal protective equipment.
Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Record Cards Pose Health Risks
March 15, 2021
Health Care Vaccine Mandate Litigation
The table below tracks the relevant Federal and State litigation on the New York State health care worker vaccine mandate. Only those cases where the plaintiffs are represented by counsel are listed. While this table will be updated frequently, it may not be as up to date as websites that house court dockets, such as...
October 20, 2021
NYS Health Care Worker COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Toolkit
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has issued an Order pursuant to Section 16 of the Public Health Law implementing the announcement that general hospitals and nursing homes must continuously require covered personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the first dose received by September 27. The Order states that there should...
September 28, 2021
Court Temporarily Enjoins State from Enforcement on Religious Exemptions from COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Personnel
A Federal judge in Utica issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) today in connection with the New York State COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care personnel. What this means (contrary to popular media reports) is the mandate remains in effect; however, the State cannot enforce its prohibition against religious exemptions. As a practical matter, the...
September 15, 2021