WATCH: To comply with state mandate, St. Joseph’s Hospital suspends unvaccinated workers at midnight

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The chief medical officer for St. Joseph’s Hospital tells NewsChannel 9 that his facility will meet the state vaccination mandate and suspend unvaccinated workers Monday at midnight.

The percentage of unvaccinated workers could dwindle down to around six percent by the end of the week, Dr. Philip Falcone says.

State data listed St. Joe’s at only a 77% compliance rate last week, but hospital workers have been taking advantage of last-minute shots across the state.

Once employees are suspended, they have until October 8 to get vaccinated, or face getting fired.

Dr. Falcone said the hospital is pausing some elective surgeries based on available staffing.

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