New York City Sets Vaccine Mandate for All Private-Sector Workers

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New York City has set a vaccine mandate for all private-sector workers.

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New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio, announced today that all private sector employers will be required to mandate Covid-19 vaccinations for their workers.

It aims to prevent a surge in Covid-19 infections during the winter period.

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The new mandate will cover 184,000 businesses.

Everyone aged twelve and above will now be required to show proof of 2 vaccine doses by that date.

Those who received Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine will not be required to have a 2nd dose, CNBC reports.

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Speaking on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, de Blasio said that the city has “decided to use a pre-emptive strike” in order to “stop the further growth of Covid.”

“All private-sector employers in New York City will be covered by this vaccine mandate as of 22 December,” he said, the outlet reports.

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De Blasio also added that vaccination requirements are being put in place to help avoid shutdowns similar to those imposed back in March last year.

Vaccinations are already required for city employees including teachers, police officers, and firefighters, the Guardian reports.

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More information and guidelines on the implementation of the mandate are due to be published on December 15.

The mandate will come into effect on December 27.

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