The new mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, said his “next move” in office is considering implementing a COVID-19 vaccine booster mandate for city employees.
“We’re going to examine the numbers. If we feel we need to get to the place of making that mandatory, we are going to do that,” Adams said Sunday on ABC News, calling it his administration’s “next move and decision.”
“But we’re encouraging them to do that now,” he said, per Fox News.
Adams’ comments came after he released a new COVID-19 plan on Thursday that included immediately studying whether vaccine mandates would need to include boosters.
“We are at a critical moment in our fight against the pandemic,” Adams said as he released the framework.
As previously reported by Human Events News, city workers were mandated in November to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Health care workers in New York were required to be vaccinated by October, and former mayor Bill de Blasio mandated private sector workers to be fully vaccinated by December 27.