ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Thousands of health care workers in New York faced with either getting the COVID-19 vaccine or losing their jobs received at least one dose as the statewide mandate neared. Workers at hospitals and nursing homes had until Monday to get their first vaccine dose under the new requirement.
Gov. Kathy Hochul released figures showing vaccination rates rising among the state’s 450,000 hospital workers and for other healthcare workers.
The state data shows:
- 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 Aug. 24 and 82% on Sept. 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 Aug. 24 and 85% on Sept. 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 Sept. 22 and 77% on Aug. 24.
The state statistics are updated weekly and will be reported next on Wednesday, Sept. 29.