Mayor Adams: Private sector vaccine mandate becomes optional starting Nov. 1

Mayor Eric Adams and city health officials announced private businesses will soon be able to put in place their own vaccine policies as the private sector vaccine mandate becomes optional.
According to Adams, the private-sector mandate becomes optional starting Nov. 1.
The change was announced alongside a citywide campaign to promote COVID-19 boosters that will go live across New York City next week.
The city is also encouraging families to ensure their children have their primary booster shots if eligible.