Children ages 5 to 11 must have taken a single shot before December 14. Those who have not been vaccinated cannot go to restaurants or extracurricular activities. Children from 12 years old should be fully vaccinated from December 27.
The first American city
New York is the first American city to implement the strict rules. At least 34,000 people have died from the effects of the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, and Mayor Bill de Blasio fears an Omicron type of virus.
In addition to the vaccination requirements for children, corporate employees in New York must also be fully vaccinated from the end of this month. The measure applies not only to nearly 184,000 businesses and stores, but also to visitors to restaurants, theaters and gyms, for example. For them, it is now sufficient to prove that they have had one vaccine.
President Joe Biden doesn’t want to go all over the country like New York. He had planned to give employees at companies with more than 100 employees until January 4 to be fully vaccinated, but that decision has so far been blocked by the court.
Next year, de Blasio will succeed fellow Democrat Eric Adams. Adams has to implement the policy, but he has already said he is very concerned about the omikron variant. De Blasio advises managers from other cities and states to adopt New York’s measures.
89 percent have been vaccinated
In New York, 89% of adults have had at least one injection. This also applies to more than 125,000 children aged 5 to 11 years.
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