Healthcare vaccination deadline Monday

Associated Press

On Monday, hundreds of local healthcare jobs could be lost, further stressing an industry that's already hurting from a shortage of applicants.

Posted: Sep 24, 2021 5:41 PM

On Monday, hundreds of local healthcare jobs could be lost, further stressing an industry that's already hurting from a shortage of applicants. Monday is the state-imposed deadline for healthcare workers to be vaccinated...or terminated. Some have already left on their own. Still others have requested religious exemptions.

"Monday we know the individuals who have not been vaccinated. We have employee forms ready for them to have so they can be with HR and work through the employment process," says Rome Health Chief Operating Officer, Ryan Thompson.

Rome Health as late as Friday reached out to employees, to get the most accurate vaccination rates. They say they've held four recent employee forums with their physicians, to answer any questions employees might have about the vaccine. Rome Health declined to share their vaccination numbers. According to the New York State Department of Health, 80% of Rome Health and Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare are fully vaccinated, 79% of St. Elizabeth staff, in Utica, and 66% of A.O. Fox Hospital staff, in Oneonta. For MVHS, 20% unvaccinated staff could translate to up to 800 employees lost, come Monday. The hospital system will release updated numbers on Tuesday.

Rome Hospital says they don't expect any changes in their deliver of services after Monday.

"Right now, we have no changes in our plans of operations. We'll be operating as we've always been operating and we will still continue to evaluate that every single day," says Katie Friot, Director of Infection Prevention and Employee Health and Well Being.

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County data is updated nightly.

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Reported Deaths: 56130
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