With new COVID cases up 1000% in the New York state and the delta variant linked to 80% of them, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked all health care heroes who led the battle throughout the pandemic to continue the fight by getting vaccinated for COVID-19.
Catholic Health said it “will comply with today’s mandate by Gov. Cuomo to have all of its hospital and long-term care associates vaccinated for COVID-19 by Sept. 27.
“As always, associate and patient safety is our top priority,” Catholic Health President and CEO Mark Sullivan said Monday. “We believe in the efficacy of the vaccine and want to do all we can to reduce the effects of COVID-19 on our health care team and people throughout our community.”
More than 73% of Catholic Health’s associates are already vaccinated for COVID-19.
“We will work within the guidance of the New York State Department of Health to put a plan in place to meet this directive for the remainder of our workforce,” Sullivan continued. “As a leader in the vaccine rollout in Western New York, we continue to encourage all members of our community who are eligible, to receive the vaccine.”