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.
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.
I just googled ‘40% of cops’ and it was different.
damn it's almost like they don't actually concern themselves with public safety at all https://t.co/0xCBBCg9iS
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
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.
They need to require vaccinations to work for the city. Cops, firefighters, teachers, sanitation, everyone.
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?
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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. 🤡
It's a public health and security risk. Make it a requisite of the job.
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”
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.
Every single one of these officers has the hepatitis A and B vaccination
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.
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?
$200 million in additional overtime pay couldn’t buy these cops some common sense?
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.
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"
So as professions, police
or firefighter is risky. But this vaccine is too risky for them?
Does not compute.
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.
How are you a public safety officer, being unsafe and not vaccinated??? #endqualifiedimmunity
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.
Why is it not 95%+? WTF, that isn't good. They should mandate it unless a doctor says otherwise for immunocompromised people.
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
A 43% vaccination rate is well below the vaccination rates for:
Americans age 18-29 Rural residents Republicans
The police are an extremist group.
Mandate it, if they refuse there are plenty of good men and women who will replace them, vaccinated and better citizens
Employers have every right to require it. The NYPD does already mandate certain vaccines so why is this any different
So they have an even worse record on public health than they do on public safety?
They’re not even meeting the standard of a “well-regulated militia.”
Whomever is elected mayor needs to make vaccines mandatory for all officers & staff. This is just nonsense.
Oh, so the cops are a deadly threat to the public in a whole new way, now.
That’s f’n shameful given the devastation covid did to our city.
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.
I dunno about the methodology here. The figure was at 40 percent last time I checked. You can confirm by googling “40 percent police.”
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