NYC correction officers refusing to get COVID shots despite looming mandate, sparking fear of Rikers ‘catastrophe’

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — The Department of Correction’s coronavirus vaccination rate hasn’t improved in more than two weeks — with nearly half of the agency’s uniformed workforce still refusing to get their shots despite a looming mandate deadline, according to data from City Hall. According to the data released Tuesday, only 63% of the DOC’s entire staff have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. That’s the same vaccination rate the department had on Oct. 31 and the lowest out of all municipal agencies, city data shows. When only accounting for uniformed DOC staff — the correction officers task…

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