NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s vaccination mandate for city workers took effect Monday amid fierce resistance among a minority of workers in a few critical public safety jobs.
As of Sunday, 1 in 4 of the city’s uniformed firefighters still hadn’t gotten a first dose of the vaccine, as required.
About 1 in 6 police officers were still unvaccinated.
It wasn’t clear how many might have rushed to get a dose at the last minute over the weekend.
Under the city’s mandate, those who haven’t received at least one dose of the vaccine will be suspended without pay.