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On Sunday night, a letter from the Sergeants Benevolent Association stated that unvaccinated cops were now given a new February deadline to get vaccinated, to avoid getting canned.

According to a new and updated guidance from the city, new hires in the department who haven’t shown proof of a second dose and those who were placed on unpaid leave for initially failing to comply with the October 2021 mandate will face termination if they aren’t fully vaccinated by Feb. 11. As per the letter by SBA President Vincent Vallelong, on Monday, the NYPD is expected to notify the unvaccinated cops who are in jeopardy of getting fired. 

Source: Robert Miller/NY Post

Meanwhile, a separate deadline is expected to be announced for existing NYPD employees who still haven’t provided proof of a second jab, including those who applied for exemptions but were denied, even after appeal, according to the letter.

The Feb. 11 deadline does not apply to cops who are still awaiting the final word on their exemption request, the SBA letter said. This includes around 5,000 cops who have formally requested religious or medical exemptions. They have been permitted to continue working while their applications are considered, as long as they undergo weekly testing. 

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