NYC waitress says she was fired over wanting to wait to get COVID-19 vaccine

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NEW YORK (WJW) — A waitress from New York City says she was fired after wanting to wait to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

The New York Times reports Bonnie Jacobson, of Brooklyn, told her employer, Red Hook Tavern, that she wanted to wait on getting a vaccine until she learned how it affects her chances of getting pregnant.

After learning over the weekend her employer was requiring vaccinations, she said she asked for more time to look into the vaccine’s effects.

She said she was then fired on Monday.

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The owner said in a statement that the company has since updated its policy to make the process more clear to employees.

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