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NYPD top cop urges COVID vaccinations before Friday deadline that could send quarter of force home without pay

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NEW YORK — The New York City Police Department is doing everything in its power to convince its members to receive lifesaving COVID vaccine shots as the city’s mandate deadline looms — a cutoff that could send a quarter of the police force home without pay. “We have to prepare as if this is going to go into effect Friday evening and that’s exactly what we’re going to do,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said on NY1 Tuesday. “We have vaccines available throughout the city for our members.” Shea said that 72% of the NYPD has gotten at least one vaccination shot. The number should increase as Fri…

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