For Immediate Release
August 16, 2021
MSSNY Applauds NYS COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate for Healthcare Workers
Statement Attributable to:
Joseph R. Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP
President, Medical Society of the State of New York
“The recent dramatic rise in COVID cases nationally and in parts of New York further demonstrates the need for vaccination as the best single measure to protect individuals and the public from infection. The Medical Society applauds the actions taken today by New York State to require immunization of all healthcare workers. Experts on our Infectious Diseases and Emergency Preparedness Committee, among others, recently made a similar recommendation for physicians and other healthcare workers. MSSNY supports science and stands ready to assist the State in this effort.”
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