New York’s requirement that almost everyone working in the city’s public schools be vaccinated against the coronavirus has forced thousands of Ministry of Education employees to be vaccinated at least once a week, educators. Bill Mayor Debrasio said on Monday, which led to very high immunization rates among.
According to the mayor, about 95% of full-time school staff receive at least one coronavirus vaccine, including 96% of teachers and 99% of principals.
Since September 24, more than 18,000 shots have been fired on personnel, and 43,000 doses have been administered since the mission was announced in late August.
“The mission works and makes us safer,” De Blasio said in a television interview on Friday. “I highly recommend all mayors of the United States. Do it now and implement these vaccine obligations ahead of the cold weather when things get tougher. Do it now, or later. You will regret it. “
The New York mission, which came into effect on Monday when school days began, is the first attempt by the mayor to require city workers to be vaccinated without test options. It can lay the foundation for a much broader set of requirements for the vast workforce of the city.
This requirement applies to well over 150,000 people working in the largest school system in the United States, including teachers, principals, caretakers, school safety officers, and lunch aides.
School staff who did not show evidence of having received at least one vaccination were automatically placed on unpaid leave late Friday. Those who proved to have been shot over the weekend were allowed to report to school on Monday and were returned to their salaries.
Mandate apparently urged many employees to vaccinate, but the mayor’s decision to impose it as some schools address staff shortages that can be caused by the turnover of unvaccinated employees. Will be tested further this week.
In many schools, almost all staff are vaccinated and their missions have little or no effect. However, some schools may have to call a large number of substitute teachers. Others probably lack cafeteria assistants and need to switch from serving hot lunches to offering grab-and-go options.
Union officials said they were particularly concerned about school safety officers who refused to vaccinate. They work at a police station and cannot be easily replaced. At least 82 percent of agents had been vaccinated at least once, police officials said.