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New York City does not have a private sector vaccine.

New York City is the only jurisdiction in the United States that requires private employers to vaccinate.

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Marie-Rose Sheinerman

New York City Mayor Eric Adams.
Mayor of New York Eric Adams. Photo courtesy of Chip Somodevilla /Getty

New York City has mandated rules for private businesses Not enforced. Employees are required to be vaccinated with COVID-19, and a spokesman for Mayor Erik Adams said the government has no plans to start this.

Newsday reported on Wednesday that the city has not inspected businesses to check compliance since Adams took office in January. This rule is one of the strictest in the United States and came into effect in the final month of the administration of former Mayor Bill de Blasio. Companies said mandates are difficult to enforce and can lead to a shortage of workers.

"We have focused on prioritizing education over enforcement when it comes to private sector missions, which is 87% of all New Yorkers on their first dose to date. I was able to win more than that. Adams spokesman Fabian Levy said in an email Thursday.

The rule came into effect on December 27. At that time, city data According to Levy, Levy told Newsday that only 31% of the 3,025 companies inspected were in compliance with the order. This requirement applies to approximately 184,000 companies operating in the city. The city of New York is the only jurisdiction in the United States that has an active immunization obligation for private employers, as the rules still remain in the book.

De Blasio said companies would be fined up to $ 1,000 if they were found to be in breach of mandates, although Adams has no plans to overturn Debrasio's rules in late December. , Said his approach was "cooperative, not punitive."

Private sector, as opposed to Adams' approach in the public sector, where some employees, including police officers, teachers and sanitary workers, were dismissed for failing to comply with vaccination requirements. Loose enforcement of obligations stands.

According to the New York Times COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker, 91% of New Yorkers have been vaccinated at least once and 78% have been fully vaccinated against the virus.

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