Deadline arrives for City of Pittsburgh employees to get vaccinated

PITTSBURGH — The city of Pittsburgh plans to implement a vaccine mandate for city employees.

The mandate will go into place on December 22. Employees who are not vaccinated face disciplinary action up to termination.

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Statistics released by the city several weeks ago revealed that 40-percent of the police officers are not vaccinated.

Two officers, both from Zone 6 in the West End, have died from Covid-19.

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In Pittsburgh, 25-percent of firefighters and only 6-percent of emergency medical workers are not vaccinated.

Allegheny County already announced a vaccine mandate to take effect on December 1st.