Facing Vaccine Mandate Deadline, Home Health Care Workers Union Hoping New York State Grants More TimeTens of thousands of home health care workers could lose their jobs Friday, if they don't get at least partially vaccinated by the end of Thursday.
Pfizer Applies For Emergency Use Authorization For Its COVID Vaccine In Children 5-11It's an exciting development that parents have been waiting for in the fight against COVID-19.
ICU Nurse Sandra Lindsay Receives Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot, As Health Care Professionals Grapple With The MandateThree of the nation's first COVID-19 vaccine recipients got booster shots on Wednesday. They are front-line workers and, therefore, eligible for the third dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
Judge Denies Temporary Restraining Order Against COVID Vaccine Mandate At NYC SchoolsSome who refused were back in federal court seeking an emergency ruling on their requests for religious exemptions. 
New York City Council To Meet On COVID Vaccine MandatesCommittee members will also consider two bills requiring the regular posting of information, including weekly reports on COVID cases broken down by school. 
As COVID Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect, Approximately 8,000 DOE Employees Out Of 148,000 Remain UnvaccinatedAlthough the deadline for vaccination was Friday, the union said it's being told staff still have time to get vaccinated and keep their jobs. But that offer won't be on the table forever.
Concern Grows Over Whether NYC Will Have Enough Substitute Teachers, Safety Agents To Cover Those Who Don't Get VaccinatedThe latest numbers show around 10% did not comply, which means several thousand jobs had to be filled over the weekend.
Unvaccinated MTA Workers Must Now Undergo Weekly COVID TestingThe MTA says vaccinations are available at its facilities, and there are 138 on-site locations for employees to get tested. 
Connecticut State Workers Need To Be Vaccinated Or Submit To Weekly TestingGov. Ned Lamont has directed heads of state agencies to put workers who don't comply on unpaid leave, starting as soon as Tuesday. 
Sotomayor Denies Injunction Against NYC's COVID Vaccine MandateNew York City school staff were up against the COVID vaccine buzzer. They had until 5 p.m. Friday to get their first dose or face termination.
Merck Says Experimental COVID-19 Pill Cut Deaths, Hospitalizations In Half When Given EarlyMerck & Co. said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the U.S. and around the world to authorize its use.
Broadway League Extends Vaccination, Mask Requirements For Audience Members Through End Of 2021The vaccine requirement also goes for all performers, crew and theater staff for all performances.
Federal Appeals Court Temporarily Halts Vaccine Mandate For Health Care Staff With Religious ExemptionsA panel of judges will take up the case on October 14. 
4 NYC School Employees File Emergency Petition With Supreme Court To Stop COVID Vaccine MandateTheir main argument is that their rights are being violated because they are not allowed a testing option, like other municipal workers.
NIH Investigating Possible Link Between COVID Vaccine And Changes To Menstrual CyclesThousands of women are reporting a potential side effect of the COVID vaccine when it comes to their monthly menstrual cycles.