Only 43% of NYPD Officers and Support Staff Have Received the COVID-19 Vaccine

The overall NYPD vaccination rate between police officers and professional support staff is about 43%, the department said in a statement Wednesday.

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NC "Facebook Delenda Est" Steve
NC "Facebook Delenda Est" Steve
2267 · 4 days ago · Twitter

The Venn diagram of people who shouldn't have been cops in the first place and people who'd quit their job over a vaccine mandate is a circle.

Ted Cruz Called the FBI on me
Ted Cruz Called the FBI on me
833 · 4 days ago · Twitter

I just googled ‘40% of cops’ and it was different.

fox-e 🦊🌹
fox-e 🦊🌹
600 · 4 days ago · Twitter

damn it's almost like they don't actually concern themselves with public safety at all https://t.co/​0xCBBCg9iS

J.Hawk
J.Hawk
326 · 4 days ago · Twitter

I just can't fathom how our first responders be it police, fire, EMS, healthcare are not vaccinated. They were driven by a calling to help and protect people. Why on earth would you not be vaccinated at this point? #GetVaccinatedNow and #WearAMask

Jimmy Mac 03
Jimmy Mac 03
287 · 4 days ago · Twitter

They swore an oath to protect and serve their community. That means they need to be vaccinated unless they have a legitimate health reason not to, or they can find a new line of work.

PCR RitesGood
PCR RitesGood
214 · 4 days ago · Twitter

They need to require vaccinations to work for the city. Cops, firefighters, teachers, sanitation, everyone.

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166 · 4 days ago · Twitter

As if trust in police is not low enough. Why would you want to even have a casual interaction with police when there is a good chance the officer will be breathing delta COVID in your face?

Madam I'm Adam
Madam I'm Adam
149 · 4 days ago · Twitter

I’m done with the doubts. I’m done with the denials. I’m done with the lies. I’m done with “hesitancy” that’s actually just sticking yr head in the sand. My 13-yr-old cousin Taylor died from COVID 1 year ago. The vaccine would have saved her life. Let it save yours. Get the shot.

Danny
Danny
116 · 4 days ago · Twitter

Any public service job should require vaccination. If a cop doesn't want to be vaccinated then they can quit or be relegated to a desk job that doesn't interact directly with the public.

S
S
114 · 4 days ago · Twitter

Fear for their lives when they see a 12-year-old child holding a toy, or break into a sleeping woman's home, but not at all scared of a disease that has killed more than 4 million people worldwide. https://t.co/​2wTZAqR9eP

Russell Muth
Russell Muth
103 · 4 days ago · Twitter

Make them get it. Everyone of these dudes wears gloves when the search or inspect and suspect to avoid an HIV contact so why do they get a pass?

Big Apple Infidel 🔴
Big Apple Infidel 🔴
97 · 4 days ago · Twitter

Interesting statistical linkage between sworn police officers and civilian support staff.

It would be more interesting to see the vaccination rate of each group separately.

Lindy
Lindy
67 · 4 days ago · Twitter

These comments are rich & a window into why NYC is turning into a s-hole. It never occurs to ppl who were huddled in their homes ordering Ubereats & Instacart last spring that the majority of these officers have natural immunity bc they weren't able to sit on their couches. 🤡

Anne McCarthy
Anne McCarthy
67 · 4 days ago · Twitter

It's a public health and security risk. Make it a requisite of the job.

Mike, in SD
Mike, in SD
44 · 4 days ago · Twitter

Can we please change the headline to 57% of cops have refused to be vaccinated? “Hello, 911? Please send the police immediately, but make sure it’s a vaccinated one”

me
me
37 · 4 days ago · Twitter

Guess who gets to abuse time off to quarantine because they refuse to get the vax and are constantly exposed to covid because of their contact with the public? These “public servants” are wasting a lot of municipal taxpayer dollars.

Thats_Rich
Thats_Rich
34 · 4 days ago · Twitter

Every single one of these officers has the hepatitis A and B vaccination

Barry
Barry
33 · 4 days ago · Twitter

First responders and their support personnel, and healthcare workers should be required to be vaccinated. There should be few exceptions made for "doctors notes" unless the medical reason provided is run through a medical board to verify the medical exception.

Another Citizen
Another Citizen
32 · 4 days ago · Twitter

How many unvaccinated staff (or their families) will try claiming damages when they catch Covid on the job and get seriously sick or die because they are unvaccinated?

Michael Drake
Michael Drake
29 · 4 days ago · Twitter

$200 million in additional overtime pay couldn’t buy these cops some common sense?

LM Taylor
LM Taylor
25 · 4 days ago · Twitter

So these cops are now interacting with the public as carriers? Or maybe they'll get sick and cost the city millions in healthcare, lost work hours, overtime to cover shifts, etc. etc. Mandate it.

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18 · 4 days ago · Twitter

The fact that this number is not 100% disproves three major lies that Rs love to repeat about police

1️⃣ The primary purpose of police is public safety 2️⃣ Police willingly put their own lives at risk to protect innocents 3️⃣ The bad police are "just a few bad apples"

Jejunebug
Jejunebug
24 · 4 days ago · Twitter

So as professions, police
or firefighter is risky. But this vaccine is too risky for them?

Does not compute.

Peterd
Peterd
21 · 4 days ago · Twitter

This is insane and a failure of leadership at NYPD and union/​PBA. As a PBA donor, I am horrified. These officers are at great risk of exposure.

DerRick Rolled into Planet Arrako
DerRick Rolled into Planet Arrako
18 · 4 days ago · Twitter

How are you a public safety officer, being unsafe and not vaccinated??? #endqualifiedimmunity

Day 🏳️‍⚧️
Day 🏳️‍⚧️
11 · 4 days ago · Twitter

Need to get all PDs 100 percent vaccinated. They deal closely with any number of people each day, it would be insanely easy for an officer to become an asymptomatic carrier who infects random people all over the place.

Patriot American Libertarian SuperCapitalist 🇺🇸
Patriot American Libertarian SuperCapitalist 🇺🇸
10 · 4 days ago · Twitter

Why is it not 95%+? WTF, that isn't good. They should mandate it unless a doctor says otherwise for immunocompromised people.

KC
KC
9 · 4 days ago · Twitter

Really explains why cops are viewed the way they are. It’s hard not to see this and lump them in with all of the Trump loving Q supporters. And it seems that white nationalism goes hand in hand with that. Police should be role models, not killing the people they protect

Jack Frost
Jack Frost
8 · 4 days ago · Twitter

"Blue flu" is going to take on a whole new meaning.

Matt Jameson
Matt Jameson
8 · 4 days ago · Twitter

A 43% vaccination rate is well below the vaccination rates for:

Americans age 18-29 Rural residents Republicans

The police are an extremist group.

Judith Pop
Judith Pop
7 · 4 days ago · Twitter

Mandate it, if they refuse there are plenty of good men and women who will replace them, vaccinated and better citizens

misterian
misterian
5 · 4 days ago · Twitter

Employers have every right to require it. The NYPD does already mandate certain vaccines so why is this any different

Dr. Matthew Boxer
Dr. Matthew Boxer
6 · 4 days ago · Twitter

So they have an even worse record on public health than they do on public safety?

WM Rine
WM Rine
6 · 4 days ago · Twitter

They’re not even meeting the standard of a “well-regulated militia.”

Rachel Maria 🇺🇸 Fully Vaxxed & Still 😷’d
Rachel Maria 🇺🇸 Fully Vaxxed & Still 😷’d
4 · 4 days ago · Twitter

Whomever is elected mayor needs to make vaccines mandatory for all officers & staff. This is just nonsense.

Serenity Now!
Serenity Now!
5 · 4 days ago · Twitter

Oh, so the cops are a deadly threat to the public in a whole new way, now.

Randall Stephens
Randall Stephens
5 · 4 days ago · Twitter

That’s f’n shameful given the devastation covid did to our city.

James
James
4 · 4 days ago · Twitter

Being blue doesn't inoculate you from falling victim to the wave of ignorant propaganda sweeping our nation.

The red states have about the same percentage vaccinated as the NYPD.

justin caffier
justin caffier
5 · 4 days ago · Twitter

I dunno about the methodology here. The figure was at 40 percent last time I checked. You can confirm by googling “40 percent police.”

Cuban Pete
Cuban Pete
4 · 4 days ago · Twitter

From the people who tell us their job is so dangerous that they simply must have to right to shoot us no questions asked whenever they get scared https://t.co/​w4sMp7FcOh