The New York Daily News reports:
New York City municipal workers will no longer need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 — and those fired for refusing to get immunized can reapply for their old jobs, Mayor Adams announced Monday in a major pandemic policy reversal.
The vaccine mandate for the municipal workforce, which has been in place since November 2021, will officially end this Friday after the city Board of Health ratifies the move, Adams said in a statement.
He said it’s justified to lift the inoculation requirement because 96% of the city’s more than 300,000 municipal workers are now fully vaccinated.
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Mayor Adams ends COVID vaccine mandate for city workers 💉🍎
He said 96% of the city’s more than 300,000 municipal workers are now fully vaccinated. Health chief said it was “absolutely necessary to meet the moment.”
About 1,780 city workers were fired.https://t.co/5PgdF992zc
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