Stec Calls for End of Vaccination Mandates for Health Care Workers

Senator Dan Stec (R,C-Queensbury) today joined several of his legislative colleagues in calling for Governor Hochul to end her healthcare workers vaccine mandate.  

“Because of the Governor’s mandate on health care workers, we’ve lost 34,000 skilled workers. We had a shortage of healthcare workers before the pandemic - now is not the time to show those willing to work the door,” Stec said. “It’s caused our hospitals and providers to struggle, and it’s put the wellbeing of our communities at risk. 

“If we’re going to finally put the pandemic to rest, we must ensure our medical professionals have all the staff and resources they need,” he added. “Right now, that just isn’t happening. I urge the governor to rescind the vaccine mandate on healthcare workers and allow for a testing option, as we are for several other professions.”