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NY Health Care Workers Will Likely Face a Mandate to Get COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot This Month

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NEW YORK, NY -New York health care workers will likely face a mandate to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot this month, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Friday.

New York could become the first U.S. state to implement such a booster mandate, which the governor said will be reviewed by a state health board next Tuesday.

“But health care workers will be asked to do this, with no exemptions other than a medical exemption and no test out options,” she said. “We’re the first state in the nation to institute this.”
The mandate will require health care workers to get boosters within two weeks of becoming eligible, according to the governor.

“We anticipate swift approval and it’ll take effect immediately,” Hochul said. “And we’ll keep New Yorkers posted on the developments of this.”

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