Healthcare facilities around the state of New York have started firing workers who are not vaccinated. Anti-vaxxers who work in the hospitals are realizing that either they need to get vaccinated or they lose their jobs. This has started to slowly push people towards vaccination.

Hospitals in the state of New York have started to remove plenty of workers from their duties. Hospital staff from all over the state were fired as they refused to obey the state’s instructions. The state mandates that healthcare workers are to get vaccinated.

98 workers from the St. Barnabard Hospital, situated in the Bronx area, were suspended as they failed to show any evidence of taking the vaccine for COVID-19. The staff were mostly from the housekeeping and nursing sections.

Earlier the number of suspended workers at St. Barnabard Hospital had been 140. The decrease in the number of suspensions shows that staff has realized that either they get vaccinated or become unemployed. To comply with the mandate, at the last minute, scores of workers decided to get vaccinated.

Almost 100 employees who got suspended for not complying, will not get paid for the period of their suspension. They have time till the end of next week to comply and get vaccinated, as reported by the New York Post.

In Staten Island, a similar picture was seen at the Richmond University Hospital, where almost 250 healthcare workers had not complied with the mandate. Richmond has almost 2,500 employees. Almost 10% of the total number of workers are not vaccinated yet.

With over 7,600 employees on its roster, Northwell Health is the state’s largest medical network. They might cut the most number of workers due to non-compliance with the mandate. Even losing one per cent of the workforce would mean the unemployment of 76 health care workers and hospital staff.

A Northwell Health spokesman said that they regret the loss of any employees under such dire circumstances. However, as healthcare professionals and providers of the largest healthcare network in the state, they understand the responsibility to protect the health of the patients. This is why they have begun the process of excluding unvaccinated workers.

A nurse fills a syringe with Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 at a pop up vaccine clinic
A nurse fills a syringe with Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 at a pop up vaccine clinic in the Arleta neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, August 23, 2021. - The US Food and Drug Administration on August 23, fully approved the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid shot, triggering a new wave of vaccine mandates as the Delta variant batters the country. Around 52 percent of the American population is fully vaccinated, but health authorities have hit a wall of vaccine hesitant people, impeding the national campaign. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

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