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Religious exemptions for vaccine no longer allowed for NY health care workers

In this Jan. 31, 2021, file photo, pharmacist Diana Swiga fills a dead volume syringe with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site at the Bronx River Houses Community Center, in the Bronx borough of New York. In this Jan. 31, 2021, file photo, pharmacist Diana Swiga fills a dead volume syringe with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site at the Bronx River Houses Community Center, in the Bronx borough of New York. | Photo: AP Photo / Mary Altaffer, File.

WNYT Staff
Updated: October 29, 2021 09:15 PM
Created: October 29, 2021 09:11 PM

Health care workers in New York are no longer allowed to seek religious exemptions to the state's vaccination mandate.

A federal appellate court has removed the temporary injunction.
 

Gov. Kathy Hochul released this statement:

"On Day One, I pledged as Governor to battle this pandemic and take bold action to protect the health of all New Yorkers. I commend the Second Circuit's findings affirming our first-in-the-nation vaccine mandate, and I will continue to do everything in my power to keep New Yorkers safe."


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