9,000 NYC workers on leave as vaccine mandate takes effect

Coronavirus

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.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

PINPOINT WEATHER // Quick Links:

Coronavirus: Complete Coverage

More Coronavirus

Dan Yorke State of Mind

DYSOM 11/26/2021: David Medeiros

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

LIVE CAMS on WPRI.com

More Live Cams
Viewer Pa on WPRI.com