Dermot Shea says he’s ‘100 percent’ behind NYPD COVID vaccine mandate

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Tuesday he is “100 percent” behind requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for the NYPD — where more than half of the workforce remains unvaccinated — though stopped short of issuing a mandate.

“Yes, I would 100 percent,” Shea said during a morning appearance on NY1 when asked if he supported a mandatory immunization policy similar to the one imposed on Big Apple teachers.

“There’s just so much unnecessary loss [of life] in my opinion right now … We lost somebody last week that was an extremely healthy man that had at one point in his career not gotten sick for 17 years.

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