New York Gov: ‘Vaccine Mandate Right Thing To Do’
New York state released new data on how many in healthcare are vaccinated. Gov. Hochul believes this proves the vaccine mandate was the right thing to do.
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Tuesday health care staff vaccination rates continue to rise throughout New York State, according to the latest data reported by health care facilities to the Department of Health.
This new information comes as the vaccination mandate for health care staff in hospitals and nursing homes is now in effect.
"This new information shows that holding firm on the vaccine mandate for health care workers is simply the right thing to do to protect our vulnerable family members and loved ones from COVID," Hochul said. "I am pleased to see that health care workers are getting vaccinated to keep New Yorkers safe, and I am continuing to monitor developments and ready to take action to alleviate potential staffing shortage situations in our health care systems."
The percentage of nursing home staff receiving at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose increased to 92% as of Monday evening, up from 71% on August 24 and 82% on September 20.
The percentage of adult care facilities staff receiving at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose increased to 89% as of Monday evening, up from 77% on August 24 and 85% on September 20.
The percentage of hospital staff receiving at least one dose is 92% as of Monday evening based on preliminary self-reported data. The percentage of fully vaccinated is 85% as of Monday evening, up from 84% on September 22 and 77% on August 24.
The Department of Health conducted a one-time Health Electronic Response Data System (HERDS) survey of hospitals, nursing homes and adult care facilities on September 27, 2021 to determine the vaccination status of workers in health care settings. This is being used to supplement the survey data informing our COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Long Term Care Vaccinations webpage, which is updated daily with information self-reported by Skilled Nursing Facilities and Adult Care Facilities and our Vaccine Tracker Hospital Worker Vaccination webpage, which is updated weekly with information self-reported by individual hospitals.
Below are vaccination rates for health care workers in New York State, according to Hochul's office.
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