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A hospital in Syracuse, New York, suspended 122 healthcare workers who had not received a COVID-19 shot by Monday, the deadline that was imposed by the state.

St. Joseph’s Health told local media that workers who don’t receive the vaccine by Oct. 8 face termination. Suspended workers received their letters informing them that they will not receive pay, said spokeswoman Kelly Quinn.

“If they get vaccinated, they are eligible for rehire and we would welcome them back,” Quinn told, adding that suspended employees who get vaccinated and return within one year can retain their texture.

In a statement, the company said that it will examine “all our options to help ease the burden this may put on our staff including pausing some services, consolidating our [operating rooms], and adjusting elective surgeries.”

Thousands of nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers face suspensions or potential terminations after a statewide mandate went into effect in New York on Monday night. Due to a potential shortage of staff, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, declared a state of emergency to potentially allow for the hiring of National Guard members, retired nurses, nurses from out of state, or healthcare workers from other countries at hospitals around the state.

“Last night,” the Democrat governor wrote on Twitter on Tuesday, “I took bold action and signed an executive order that will alleviate potential staffing shortages in our hospitals and other health care facilities across New York State.”

According to the governor’s office, about 16 percent of all healthcare workers in New York have not been vaccinated against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, which causes COVID-19.

Disruptions at some New York hospitals have already occurred due to the mandate.

Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester announced a temporary pause to some elective procedures, and a spokesman for the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo warned that the facility could lose a significant amount of revenue every day.

“We had to make a decision as to where we could temporarily make some changes so that we could ensure other areas of services are as little affected as possible,” Erie County Medical Center spokesman Peter Cutler told news outlets this week, adding that the elective procedures bring in about $1 million per day. “Financially, it’s a big deal.”

Northwell Health, the state’s largest health care employer with two dozen hospitals and 74,000 staff, told The Epoch Times that some unvaccinated employees were told they were no longer in compliance with the statewide mandate.

“We have begun a process to exit all unvaccinated team members, using a carefully planned approach that both maintains continuity of care at all of our facilities and ensures the safety of all of our patients,” he said in an emailed statement on Tuesday.