Workers to Get Paid Sick Day if COVID-19 Vaccine Makes Them Miss Work


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Employees who feel ill after being vaccinated against COVID-19 will now get a paid sick day if they have to miss work.

Governor Cuomo announced the new policy Thursday, citing a study from the Kaiser Family Foundation showing that 48-percent of unvaccinated people are worried about missing work due to the side effects of getting their shots. Employers already have to provide workers time off so they can receive the COVID-19 vaccination. The governor says the state is working hard to remove any barriers that would prevent people from getting vaccinated.


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