The largest NYPD’s police union has promised to sue if cops are required to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

Police Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch sent an email after Mayor Bill de Blasio mandated that all city school personnel are required to get the vaccine.


“If the City attempts to impose a vaccine mandate on PBA members, we will take legal action to defend our members’ right to make such personal medical decisions. As of this writing, the City has not indicated whether it will attempt to impose vaccine mandates on other city workers, including police officers,”  – PBA President Patrick Lynch

The NYPD were one of the first groups eligible for the vaccine in January, but as of right now only 47 percent of the entire workforce have received the vaccine. Despite the union standing up for officers to be able to decide whether or not they wanted to be vaccinated, Police Chief Dermot Shea is 100 percent behind mandating the vaccine.

Back in December the Union had stated they opposed a vaccine mandate shortly after it was approved for emergency use. At that time Chief Shea had said the vaccine would not be mandatory, but has apparently changed his mind.

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As many employers and politicians attempt to mandate the vaccine for employees many are standing up for their right to choose what they put into their body. No one should be threatened with losing their job by being forced to put an experimental medication into their body.

This piece was written by Zach Heilman on August 26, 2021. It originally appeared in and is used by permission.

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