Georgia's IC&RC Affiliate Board for Addiction & Recovery Professionals
Essential Workers
The federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) announced last week that they will require staff within all Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities to get COVID-19 vaccines. 
If you are employed at a treatment program that is contracted to bill Medicaid and/or Medicare, make efforts now to #GetVaccinated so you are in compliance and your job is not in jeopardy when the rule takes effect.

The higher the level of vaccination rates among treatment and recovery professionals, the lower the infection rate is for the consumers who depend on us for care.

Get vaccinated and protect yourselves, your families, and the individuals you serve from COVID-19.
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Have you received your COVID-19 vaccination yet? Proven safe and effective through double-blinded clinical trials, COVID-19 vaccinations remain our greatest tool to end this pandemic once and for all!

Please prioritize getting your COVID-19 vaccination(s) as soon as possible if you are not already vaccinated to protect yourself and the vulnerable population Alcohol & Drug Counselors and Peer Recovery Specialists serve.

A&D Counselors have an ethical duty to espouse evidence-based practices in the treatment of substance use disorders and beyond.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccinations and/or to find a location to quickly and easily receive your COVID-19 vaccination, please visit the Georgia Department of Public Health's COVID-19 webpage here:
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