New York’s largest non-public healthcare supplier has fired some 1,400 workers who refused to get vaccinated for COVID-19, Fox News has discovered.
A spokesperson for Northwell Health confirmed Monday that it “had to exit” 1,400 employees members however famous that the majority of its members selected to get vaccinated. With the ouster, Northwell’s workers are actually 100% vaccinated.
“Northwell regrets losing any employee under such circumstances, but as health care professionals and members of the largest health care provider in the state, we understand our unique responsibility to protect the health of our patients and each other,” the spokesperson mentioned. “We owe it to our staff, our patients, and the communities we serve to be 100% vaccinated against COVID-19.”
The spokesperson mentioned that having a fullyvaccinated employees will enable Northwell to “provide exceptional care at all of our facilities, without interruption and remain open and fully operational.”
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“Northwell believes that having a fully vaccinated workforce is an important measure in our duty to protect the health and safety of our staff, our patients and the communities we serve,” she mentioned.
New York started ratcheting up the warmth final month for presidency staff and well being care workers to get the vaccine. Hospitals and nursing properties in New York have begun eradicating staff for failing to satisfy a state-mandated deadline as Gov. Kathy Hochul pleaded with holdouts to get Eleventh-hour inoculations.
“To those who have not yet made that decision, please do the right thing,” Hochul mentioned at a press briefing. “A lot of your employers are anxious to just give you the jab in the arm and say you’re part of the family, we need your help to continue on.”
Employees who refuse the photographs face suspensions and termination. Workers terminated due to refusal to get the vaccine aren’t eligible for unemployment insurance coverage and not using a doctor-approved request for medical lodging.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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