Officials at major medical facilities in Greenville say they will comply with new federal regulations issued this week that require hospital employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Hospital officials at Prisma Health and at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville said they will abide by the federal rules.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the requirements late Thursday, saying they were issued in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said existing emergency regulations requiring vaccinations for nursing home workers will be expanded to include hospitals, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgical settings, and home health agencies. Meeting the vaccination requirement is a condition for hospitals and other health care settings to participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs.