SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- U.S. San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday announced that the city employee vaccination rate is nearly 98 percent with fewer than 1,000 of the city's nearly 35,000 employees remaining unvaccinated.
In July 2021, when San Francisco established a Nov. 1 deadline for all employees to be vaccinated, the rate of employee vaccination was 66 percent.
Currently, 836 employees out of the total workforce of 35,000 have reported that they are not vaccinated. Some 134 have not yet informed the city of their vaccination status. Taken together, these numbers represent 2.8 percent of the city's workforce, the announcement said.
"I want to thank and recognize all the workers who have stepped up to get vaccinated and protect public health," said Breed. "This mandate is all about protecting the health of the public and of our workforce, and it is working."
A total of 196 exempt non-civil service employees will be separated from city service on next Monday if they remain unvaccinated. Employees who remain out of compliance after the deadline will be placed on paid administrative leave until their due process hearing takes place, according to the announcement. Enditem