Northwell Health, New York’s largest hospital system, announced Monday that it fired 1,400 workers for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The state’s vaccine mandate for health workers went into effect last week.

Northwell Health said it took a “rapid, aggressive approach” to reach 100% vaccination among its staff, the company said in a statement Monday.

Doing so would enable them to “provide exceptional care at all of our hospitals, without interruption and enable all our facilities to remain open and fully operational.”... Read More: Axios