The New York City teachers union has formally requested the state to intervene against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s vaccine mandate for all city Department of Education employees, calling it “draconian” and a violation of due process with less than two weeks to go until the first day of public school September 13th.
The union said the city is not cooperating in carving out medical and religious exemptions to the vaccination mandate, which goes into effect September 27th for 148,000 DOE employees. That includes teachers, administrators, cafeteria workers and custodians who must show proof of at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the effective date.
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Anyone who is vaccine-eligible and interacting with unvaccinated students should be vaccinated. Currently, the only relative medical contraindication to vaccines is anaphylaxis and even with anaphylaxis, there are ways to safely be vaccinated.https://t.co/OPVe86jErr
— uché blackstock, md (@uche_blackstock) September 4, 2021