All California wellness attraction workers, who were mandated earlier this twelvemonth to get vaccinated against COVID-19, volition besides beryllium required to get a booster shot, the politician announced Tuesday.
Gov. Gavin Newsom made the announcement connected his societal media channels with a station saying, "With Omicron connected the rise, we're taking contiguous actions to support Californians and guarantee our hospitals are prepared."
Full details of the mandate are expected to beryllium released during a ceremonial announcement Wednesday.
The authorities successful August issued a first-in-the-nation request for wellness attraction workers to beryllium vaccinated against COVID-19. The mandate required them to person their 2nd dose by Sept. 30.
As the omicron COVID-19 variant surges through the country, President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that the authorities would provide 500 cardinal escaped accelerated tests, summation enactment for hospitals nether strain and redouble vaccination and boosting efforts.
In remarks Tuesday astatine the White House, Biden elaborate large changes to his COVID-19 wintertime plan, his manus forced by the accomplishment of the fast-spreading variant, whose properties are yet not afloat understood by scientists. Yet his connection was wide that the wintertime holidays could beryllium adjacent to mean for the vaccinated portion perchance unsafe for the unvaccinated.