In the final push before the vaccine order for medical workers in Albany, NY-New York State went into effect Monday, at least 8,700 nursing home workers decided to take the COVID-19 vaccine to avoid losing their jobs, state data showed.
The rate of at least one dose of Covid-1 of nursing home workers increased to 89% as of Sunday, up from 8% on Wednesday.
However, this means that out of a total of 5,000 nursing home workers across the state, about 1,000,000 still do not comply with the vaccine order, with some nursing home operators negatively affecting residents’ care due to staff shortages.
In the case of hospitals, the number of workers waiting until the 11th hour to comply with the vaccine order remains unclear, as state-run database tracking has not been updated since Wednesday.
Hospitals reported that 84% of their approximately 450,000 employees had been vaccinated, up from 81% on 15 September. This has obscured the future employment of about 72,000 hospital staff, although many hospital policies ultimately allow staff to be vaccinated. Monday to hold their jobs.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul pledged to call on National Guard medical staff to fill staff and hospital vacancies as part of an emergency plan released Saturday.
Other options include deploying vaccinated workers from other states or tapping recent graduates or retirees – a move similar to the one taken at the beginning of the epidemic in New York in March 2020 when hospitals were embroiled in the Covid case. Hochul’s plans are trying to bring in potentially vaccinated workers from other countries, such as Ireland and the Philippines.
On Sunday, Hochul made an irresistible request to New Yorkers to take a shot during a comment at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn.
He said, “We are not in this epidemic, I wish we were but this time I have prayed a lot to God and you know what – our God has answered our prayers.” “He was an intelligent man and woman, a scientist, a doctor, a researcher – he brought them a vaccine.”
“I say to wear my vaccinated necklace all the time that I got vaccinated,” he added. “I need you to be my messenger
The Democrat governor’s remarks come after a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order on Sept. 1, barring New York State from administering the vaccine mandate to its medical staff who want religious exemptions.
The judge’s order was linked to a lawsuit filed by 17 Catholic and Baptist medical workers who claimed that it was unconstitutional to deny religious exemptions from the state vaccine order.
Also, there is a temporary order preventing New York court staff from enforcing the mandate.
Employees at other organizations covered by the state medical staff vaccine mandate, including home care, hospice and adult care facilities, must receive at least one dose by October 7.
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