Friday, January 7, 2022

NY Gov. Announces Covid Booster Mandate For Health Care Workers

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D), announced a Covid Vaccine Booster Mandate for Health Care Workers in her Friday briefing.

Employees will need to receive a Booster Shot within Two weeks of being eligible for One.

There will be No exemptions nor a Test-Out Option, Hochul said.

The number of Health Care Workers calling out Sick due to the Omicron surge, stressing the Health system, prompted the Mandate, Hochul said. She said she has consulted Health Commissioner, Dr. Mary Bassett, who concurred on the Mandate.

"Seeing the number of health care workers we’re losing, we think it’s worth it to ask them to do it one more time," Hochul said.

Bassett will recommend the Mandate to the Department of Health’s Public Health and Health Planning Council, who will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday to weigh in.

The Mandate takes effect Immediately, and Guidelines will be forthcoming from the Health Department.

The Mandate followed a previous one from the State, requiring All Health Care workers to have received at least One Dose of the vaccine by Oct.

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