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Philadelphia Promotes Vaccination Mandate for City Workers Back Jan. 24 – NBC10 Philadelphia

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The city of Philadelphia is delaying the vaccination deadline for city workers by 10 days.

The city announced last November that workers, including those in unions, could have their contracts terminated if they weren’t fully vaccinated or had medical or religious exemptions. before January 14. However, the city on Friday cited legally mandated negotiations with unions as the reason for pushing back the date to January 24.

“Due to this and based on pending agreements and discussions with City unions, the employee vaccine mandate deadline has been adjusted to Monday, January 24, 2022.” Mayor Jim Kenney’s office said in a press release.

Additionally, the mayor’s office said, the January 24 deadline could still “be adjusted in the future” as “interest arbitration proceedings continue for certain uniformed employees.”

In a written statement, Kenney said nearly 22,000 city workers have been fully vaccinated and at least 1,300 others are exempt. These numbers represent nearly 81% of the city’s employees, Kenney said.

The city publishes vaccination rates for city workers by department on its website. The data showing the departments with the fewest workers immunizing are police, fire and street departments, all of which have employee vaccination rates between 61% and 70% as of Tuesday, 11 January.

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/coronavirus/philadelphia-pushes-city-worker-vaccine-mandate-back-to-jan-24/3107799/ Philadelphia Promotes Vaccination Mandate for City Workers Back Jan. 24 – NBC10 Philadelphia

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