New York – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was expected to announce a plan to require COVID vaccination for all New York City employees.
According to NY PostCity workers must get their first shot by November 1. The mandate will include all firefighters and police officers.
There are approximately 300,000 NYC employees.
Earlier this month, de Blasio said he was looking at “all options” when it came to a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for police officers – an idea endorsed by the city’s police commissioner but its Opposed by the largest police union.
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The department’s vaccination rate has lagged behind the rest of the city, with some officials refusing to get the shot.
According to Commissioner Dermot Shea, about 68% of NYPD employees were vaccinated, while 76% of adult New Yorkers were fully vaccinated. The NYPD has about 34,500 uniformed personnel and about 17,700 people in non-uniformed support positions.
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