New York (AP) — Vaccine mandates are expanding in New York. The state ordered hospital and nursing home workers Monday to get COVID-19 inoculations. And New York City is poised to start requiring them Tuesday for anyone in restaurant dining rooms, gyms, museums and many other leisure venues. The new policies aim to goad people into getting vaccinated. Like the rest of the U.S., New York is confronting a coronavirus wave powered by the highly infectious delta variant of the virus.
Photo: FILE – In this Jan. 15, 2021, file photo, Dr. Yomaris Pena, Internal Medicine Physician with Somos Community Care at a COVID-19 extracts the last bit of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine out of a vial so as not to waste it at a vaccination site at the Corsi Houses in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)