In Orleans, 89% of hospital workers vaccinated, above state average
In Orleans County, 89 percent of hospital workers have been vaccinated against Covid, and that tops the state-wide rate of 87 percent, according to data from the state.
Some of other rates in nearby counties include: Genesee, 89%; Monroe, 91%; Niagara, 86%; Erie, 87%; Chautauqua, 93%; Allegany, 82%; Cattaraugus, 75%; Livingston, 79% and Wyoming, 90%.
The state-wide vaccination mandate for hospital and healthcare workers went into effect on Monday. Governor Kathy Hochul today said no health care facilities in the state closed because of the mandate and many workers got vaccinated just before the deadline of the mandate.
“Our greatest responsibility is to protect our most vulnerable, and ensuring that the health care workers who care for our loved ones are vaccinated is critical to keeping New Yorkers safe,” Governor Hochul said. “I am grateful to the facilities, unions, and health care workers who took important steps to prepare and protect New Yorkers, and we are working with facilities to ensure they remain operational. We will continue to monitor developments and work with stakeholders to troubleshoot any issues, and I stand ready to take additional action as needed.”
Since Hochul became governor on Aug. 24, vaccination rates among health care workers increased.
Hochul’s office released the following data:
- The percentage of nursing home staff receiving at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose increased to 92% as of Monday evening, up from 71% on Aug. 24 and 82% on Sept. 20.
- The percentage of adult care facilities staff receiving at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose increased to 89% as of Monday evening, up from 77% on Aug. 24 and 85% on Sept. 20.
- The percentage of hospital staff receiving at least one dose is 92% as of Monday evening based on preliminary self-reported data. The percentage of fully vaccinated is 85% as of Monday evening, up from 84% on Sept. 22 and 77% on Aug. 24.