Health care workers who refuse to get the coronavirus vaccine could be fired under an emergency edict expected to be approved Thursday by the New York State Health Department, The Post has learned.
“Covered entities may terminate personnel who are not fully vaccinated and do not have a valid medical exemption and are unable to otherwise ensure individuals are not engaged in
patient/resident care or expose other covered personnel,” the proposed rule states.
All 450,000 health-care workers in the Empire State’s hospitals, nursing homes and other settings are required to start getting the vaccine by Sept. 27 to help curb the spread of the highly contagious Delta strain.
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