Montefiore New Rochelle may be sanctioned after apparent vaccine violation
The state Department of Health is investigating Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, saying that the facility violated protocol by administering the COVID-19 vaccine to city and school employees.
The City of New Rochelle said in a statement that it began rolling out the vaccine to city employees after the hospital gave them and school staff the green light.
"We subsequently learned that Montefiore misinterpreted state guidelines and, therefore, vaccination of city and school district employees has been suspended."
The state is calling it an "egregious violation" of guidelines.
"The facility is facing potential sanctions and penalties for these violations and its vaccine supply will be reallocated to the County Health Department," according to the state.
The one group of city employees still getting the vaccine at the facility are firefighters, who are eligible for it as EMTs.