Health professionals in New York who have not been vaccinated may lose their jobs as early as Monday.
With Monday’s deadline to get inoculated against COVID-19, tens of thousands of unvaccinated healthcare workers in New York are set to lose their employment.
Unvaccinated workers must take at least their first vaccine dosage by Sept. 27 or face termination, according to state health officials.
According to official statistics, around 16% of hospital employees in the state are still unvaccinated. Almost a quarter of people in the Bronx are unvaccinated, while the figure in Sullivan County is around 35%.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has prepared a probable state of emergency in anticipation of a possible reduction in health professionals as a result of the mandate, which would allow the state to call on medical workers from the National Guard and other states to fill in.
Despite the threat of losing their jobs, several unvaccinated health workers have stated that they will not comply with the mandate.
Junior Reynoso, a health worker, told WCBS-TV, “I don’t want to get vaccinated.” “I’m prepared to lose my work, and there are plenty other occupations out there that don’t require vaccination.”
Workers at any healthcare facility in the United States that receives federal financing must be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to an order from President Joe Biden.
The mandates, according to many specialists, are a key step in curbing coronavirus infections across the country. The Westchester Medical Center Health Network in New York claims that 94 percent of its 12,000 employees have been immunized.
Hochul pushed back on individuals seeking a religious exemption from the vaccine during a Sunday sermon at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn.
According to The New York Times, Hochul stated, “God did answer our prayers.” “He forced the smartest men and women in the world – scientists, doctors, and researchers – to develop a vaccine. That is from God to us, and we must express our gratitude by saying, “Thank you, God, thank you.”
“There are a lot of people who aren’t listening to God or doing what God wants.”
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