Sumary of New York City to require hospital workers to get vaccinated or get tested weekly:
- About 60% of the more than 42,000 employees of New York City’s public hospital system are vaccinated, Mitch Katz, who heads the nation’s largest public healthcare system, said on Wednesday.
- The percentage of New York public hospital workers who are fully vaccinated is also lower than the percentage of the city’s adult population, which stands at 65%, city health data shows.
- The requirement marks the first time City Hall has mandated vaccinations or negative tests for public-sector workers.
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said last week that 97% of people entering hospitals in the United States with COVID-19 are unvaccinated.
- A new influx of casesDozens of hospitals and health systems across the United States have issued vaccination requirements for their staff.