The NYPD has expressed alarm of possible shortage of street cops as the vaccine mandate deadline of the Big Apple nears.
In a tweet on Wednesday night, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea revealed that 75 percent of the NYPD had been vaccinated.
Sources said the latest NYPD vaccine data has shown that 63 percent of street cops are already vaccinated and some 37 percent around 6,000 officers still unvaccinated.
On Wednesday, Staten Island Supreme Court Justice Lizette Colon turned down a request by the Police Benevolent Association, the NYPD’s largest union, to issue a temporary restraining order against the vaccine mandate.
PBA is not happy with the ruling and vow to file an appeal on Thursday.
Meanwhile, an internal NYPD list also circulated on Wednesday showing that the 68th Precinct in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, had 48.2 percent of its cops unvaccinated, making it the least-vaccinated stationhouse in the city.
The 100th Precinct in Far Rockaway, Queens, was close behind with 47.8 percent unvaccinated.
At the other end of the spectrum, the 5th Precinct in Manhattan’s Chinatown had just 19.3 percent of its cops unvaccinated.
To cope up with the vaccination mandate, NYPD plans to make vaccines available in precinct houses over the weekend, with 30 additional nurses assigned to its Medical Division to administer the shots.