De Blasio: 95% of city schools' staff vaccinated

A Covid-19 vaccination requirement for teachers and other staff members that took effect in New York City’s sprawling public school system Monday has led to a 95% vaccination rate among schools’ staff.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said 95% of the city’s roughly 148,000 public school staffers had received at least one vaccine dose as of Monday morning, including 96% of teachers and 99% of principals.

Some 43,000 employees have gotten the shots since the mandate was announced Aug. 23, de Blasio said.

“Our parents need to know their kids will be safe,” the mayor said. “They entrust us with their children. That’s what this mandate is all

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