Ninety-five percent of New York City agency workers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Feb. 9, data provided by the Mayor’s Office showed.
That number is up from 84% on Oct. 19, the day before Mayor Bill de Blasio’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate was put into place.
Some teachers, NYPD officers and other city employees who were placed on unpaid leave for refusing the shot could be terminated under the de Blasio-era mandate if they do not get vaccinated by Feb. 11. The mayor’s office said that the number of employees impacted is fewer than 4,000.
All but three agencies — the Department of Correction, the New York City Housing Authority and the New York City Police Department — have vaccination rates above 90%. The DOC, whose employees had extra time to comply with the city’s vaccine mandate, had the lowest first-dose vaccination rate at 88% as of Wednesday, according to the mayor's office. That number is significantly higher than where it was on Oct. 19 at 51%. The NYCHA and NYPD first-dose vaccination rates were both at 89% as of Wednesday, up from 59% and 70%, respectively, on Oct. 19.
The FDNY, whose department-wide rate was at 60% on Oct. 19, is now up to a 95% first-dose vaccination rate as of Wednesday.
Three agencies — the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the Office of Chief Medical Examiner and the New York City Employees' Retirement System — have seen 100% of their employees receive at least one vaccine dose.