How the Covid vaccine mandate is affecting New York hospitals

New York’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate deadline struck at midnight, after six weeks’ leadup time for unvaccinated workers at hospitals and nursing homes statewide to get at least one dose and secure their continued employment.

As of Monday evening, 92% of employees at hospitals and nursing homes and 89% of adult-care facility staff had received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to preliminary data provided by Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office.

Facilities largely had yet to report the final results of the mandate among their workers as of Tuesday morning, but New York-Presbyterian, which instituted an earlier deadline, said last week that 99% of its 48,000 employees and affiliated physicians had complied.

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