New York hospitals have begun firing or suspending healthcare workers for defying a state order to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
This has resulted in staff shortages and prompted some hospitals to postpone elective surgeries or curtail services.
New York’s state health department issued an order last month mandating that all healthcare workers receive at least their first COVID-19 shot by September 27, triggering a rush by hospitals to get their employees inoculated.
Of the 43,000 employees at the New York City’s 11 public hospitals, about 5,000 were not vaccinated, said Dr Mitchell Katz, head of NYC Health + Hospitals.
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