The Supreme Court struck down the OSHA established vaccine mandate for businesses with more than 100 employees. This ruling eliminates this specific requirement.
Although the Supreme Court upheld the mandate for healthcare workers, HHS narrowly defined those to which the mandate applied. The HHS definition is narrow and includes only specific entities which are defined as follows: “The staff vaccination requirements apply to Medicare and Medicaid-certified provider and supplier types (collectively, “facilities”) that are regulated under the Medicare health and safety standards known as Conditions of Participation (CoPs), Conditions for Coverage (CfCs), or Requirements.” Under this definition, the federal mandate does not include acupuncturists.
However, some states do have mandates that may require vaccination or testing. Illinois for instance has a mandate that healthcare workers must be vaccinated or tested weekly. The state of Washington also has a mandate similar.