Judge Blocks CMS Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers in 10 States

Matthew Schelp, a judge from the Eastern District of Missouri, blocked a Biden administration mandate Monday in 10 states that required COVID-19 vaccinations for healthcare workers, according to the Springfield News-Leader.

Schelp cited in the ruling that regulations handed down by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) did not receive approval from Congress to mandate vaccinations for healthcare workers, which he argued was necessary given the mandate’s “vast economic and political significance.”

The CMS mandate was also issued without a standard period for public comment, Schelp ruled.

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