Unvaccinated NYPD officers are currently on unpaid leave after a sweeping COVID-19 vaccine mandate late last year was given until February 11 to get vaccinated or they will get fired.
In an NYPD memo, new NYPD hires who have not provided proof of vaccination and those officers on unpaid leave who have refused the shot will be notified Monday of the new deadline to get the jab or face termination.
Sources said the memo is not applicable to members of the department who have been granted a religious or medical exemption, nor to those who are waiting for their accommodation appeal to be approved.
Based on the same memo, it was learned those police officers who have not yet forked over proof of a second vaccine — barring Johnson & Johnson’s one-and-done jab — will need to do so or get their second dose.
Moreover, it was learned that days before the sweeping mandate went into effect, the Police Benevolent Association, which represents about 24,000 NYPD officers, sued the city to block the order.
However, a state Supreme Court judge quickly refused to pause the directive.