Some NYPD cops who have refused to get vaccinated have a new February deadline to get the jab – or else they will get canned, The Post has learned.
The updated guidance was detailed in a Sunday night letter from the Sergeants Benevolent Association to its members.
The directive applies to new hires in the department who haven’t shown proof of a second dose and those who were placed on unpaid leave for initially failing to comply with the city’s vaccine mandate.
It’s unclear how many officers will be affected by the Feb. 11 deadline, but those who are will be notified by the NYPD on Monday, according to SBA President Vincent Vallelong.
A separate deadline is expected to be announced for existing NYPD employees who still haven’t provided proof of a second jab, including those who applied for exemptions but were denied, even after appeal, according to the letter.
About 5,000 cops have applied for religious or medical exemptions. Those who are still awaiting the final word on their requests are not subjected to the new deadline.
City Hall didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the pending deadline.