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stephen Hanse

Letter to Commissioner of Health requests unvaccinated healthcare workers be allowed to work past vaccine deadline

Letter to Commissioner of Health
requests unvaccinated healthcare workers
be allowed to work past vaccine deadline

Staff Report • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

In a letter addressed to Howard Zucker M.D., commissioner of health at the New York State Department of Health, Stephen Hanse, president and CEO of New York State Health Facilities Association, requested that unvaccinated healthcare workers be allowed to work, at least temporarily, past the Sept. 27 vaccine deadline due to worker shortage.

In a survey conducted by NYSHFA, it was found that 94% of nursing providers said they are experiencing staff shortages with 59% saying that it was negatively impacting their ability to perform their roles as healthcare providers.

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