California To Require Healthcare Workers To Get COVID Vaccines

Governor Gavin Newsom has announced that California will require healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Details on the requirements were limited. Newsom said there would be more information available on Wednesday in an official announcement.

Newsom is expected to make its announcements at 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday. You can watch it live on our special events live streaming page.

California already requires all healthcare workers to be fully immunized. This mandate came into effect on September 30.

The original tenure included doctors, nurses, technicians, janitors and other workers in hospitals, dialysis centers, doctor’s offices, nursing homes and drug treatment centers. Last month this was extended to health workers in homes, hospices, centers for the disabled and in centers for the elderly.

Recall fire requirements are starting to spread throughout the state. University of California President Dr Michael Drake on Tuesday sent a letter to the 10 Chancellors of the UC System, saying booster shots of the COVID vaccine will be needed for students, faculty and staff.

“Under current UC policy, students, faculty and staff are required to keep their immunization status up to date,” Drake wrote. “The policy requires COVID-19 boosters for those who are eligible. ”

In Silicon Valley, the mayor of San Jose has proposed requiring booster injections for all city employees, as a condition of employment, and residents or visitors entering city facilities. If the proposal passes the city council vote, San Jose could become the first city in California with such a mandate.

The Omicron Covid-19 variant is now the most dominant strain in the United States, accounting for more than 73% of new COVID-19 cases within three weeks of the first report, according to estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control of United States. and Prevention.

Data courtesy for California

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