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Looks like everyone isn’t here for the vaccine mandate.

Today marks a big deadline in the fight agasint COVID. In New York State, health care workers must have at least one shot.

One of New York’s biggest hospital Northwell Health may be seeing a decrease in employees. According to Eyewitness News 9% of Northwell Health’s staff had not been vaccinated and they could face termination.

Workers at hospitals and nursing homes across the state are required to have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Monday.

A woman who has been a nurse for more than 20 years says she was terminated from her job at Mather Hospital and her last day at South Shore Surgery Center is Monday.

Northwell Health released a statement saying in part, “A system-wide workforce planning taskforce is working on contingency plans to ensure that we can meet staffing needs.”

According to NPR “New York state officials are bracing for staffing shortages when the state’s health care worker vaccination mandate takes effect on Monday, and could be looking to the National Guard- as well as medidcal perfessions from other states and countiries to help address them.

“We are still in a battle against COVID to protect our loved ones, and we need to fight with every tool at our disposal,” she said.

That could mean declaring a state of emergency to allow health care professionals licensed outside of New York, as well as recent graduates and retirees, to practice there. Other options include deploying medically trained National Guard members, partnering with the federal government to send Disaster Medical Assistance Teams to local health and medical systems and “exploring ways to expedite visa requests for medical professionals.”

The state’s labor department has also issued guidance clarifying that workers who are terminated because they refuse to be vaccinated will not be eligible for unemployment insurance, “absent a valid doctor-approved request for medical accommodation.”

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