Many Big Apple workers and against vaxxers mobilized outside Gracie Mansion in Manhattan Thursday — fighting the city mandate that is set to leave huge number of unvaccinated employees without a check in the coming days.
The demonstration, coordinated by FDNY associations, drawn in numerous from other city agencies who are declining to get the hit as mandated by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s chief order.
Handfuls could be heard reciting “My body! My choice!” as per video from the mayor’s true residence.
The FDNY’s present vaccination rate is at 71% generally speaking starting at 4 p.m. Thursday, a local group of fire-fighters representative said. 65% of firefighters and 80 percent of EMS have gotten the hit.
“I’m in peril come Monday,” said Jonathan Vasquez, a city Department of Sanitation worker who held a sign that read, “I WILL NOT COMPLY Essential Workers.”
“I’m not vaccinated, I’m not getting vaccinated and it’s for quite some time, above all freedom of choice, my body, my health,” he said.
All city employees are needed to show confirmation of vaccination or be put on neglected leave on Monday.
On Wednesday, a FDNY representative cautioned that upwards of 20% of fire companies could close and similar level of ambulances could be removed the road come Monday.