NYC schools requiring teachers, staff to get vaccinated

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In this Feb. 26, 2020 record photo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, with Dr. Oxiris Barbot, commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, listens to a reporter's question successful New York. DeBlasio says he's investigating a study that the city's wellness commissioner spoke dismissively of the wellness concerns of constabulary officers during a heated telephone telephone with a apical constabulary commandant successful the aboriginal days of the coronavirus crisis. The Mayor said helium wants to talk with Barbot and NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan to "understand precisely what happened" during the speech successful precocious March. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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Posted at 9:26 AM, Aug 23, 2021

and past updated 2021-08-23 10:28:09-04

NEW YORK — All New York City nationalist schoolhouse teachers and different staffers volition person to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Officials announced the caller argumentation Monday, arsenic the nation's largest schoolhouse strategy prepares for classes to commencement adjacent month.

According to the order, each 148,000 schoolhouse territory employees and contractors who enactment for the schools volition request to get their archetypal dose of a vaccine by Sept. 27.

The metropolis antecedently said teachers, similar different metropolis employees, would person to get the shots oregon get tested play for the virus. The caller argumentation marks the archetypal flat-out vaccination mandate for metropolis workers successful the nation's astir populous city.

While the metropolis did not stock the punishment for refusing a vaccine, the erstwhile vaccinate-or-test argumentation had provisions for unpaid suspensions for workers who didn't comply.

The announcement came the aforesaid time that the Food and Drug Administration issued afloat support for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for radical aged 16 and older. The afloat support of the vaccine could unfastened the doorway for vaccine mandates to beryllium issued by section governments and businesses crossed the country.

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