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New York ending COVID-19 vaccine requirement for health care workers

The Department of Health says it would no longer enforce the requirement, but employers could implement their own policies on COVID-19 vaccinations.

News 12 Staff

May 25, 2023, 9:24 AM

Updated 359 days ago

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Health care workers in New York may not be mandated to get the COVID-19 vaccine anymore.
The New York state Department of Health says it would no longer enforce the requirement, but employers could implement their own policies on COVID-19 vaccinations.
However, the agency says the repeal must allow 60 days for public comment and will most likely not go into effect until the fall.
As for workers who refused to comply with the mandate, state officials say it’s up to individual health systems to decide whether to rehire them.


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