New York mandates vaccines for health workers – how will it play out?

Posted by on October 1, 2021 3:00 am
Categories: Global Stories

Some hospitals have experienced staff shortages after new rules went into effect – but the mandate appears to be working

Erie County Medical Center, a hospital in the western New York city of Buffalo, just recorded its highest single-day patient count ever – 553 patients in a facility licensed for 573 beds – but not because of an influx of Covid-19 cases.

Instead, hospital leaders said the caseload is the result of a New York state vaccine mandate – the first statewide “vaccinate or terminate” mandate to be implemented in the nation.

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