NYC Mandates Vax Passports For Kids 5 and Up to Enter Restaurants, Theaters, Gyms

Brittany M. Hughes | December 6, 2021
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New York City will now require proof of vaccination for kids ages 5-11 to participate in things like indoor dining, going to the gym, or attending a movie theater or other recreational activities, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

To remind, this is a controversial vaccine for a disease that does not affect the great majority of children and almost never kills them, required by the government for kids to go into private businesses that aren’t owned, funded, or maintained by the government. 

“As of today, we’re going to announce a first in the nation measure…a vaccine mandate for private sector employers across the board. All private sector employers in New York City will be covered by this vaccine mandate as of December 27," he said, gushing over the phrase "first in the nation" while apparently missing the operative word: “private.” 

In addition, “to really maximize vaccination quickly,” the mayor says, the city will also require all persons ages 5 and up to show proof that they’ve been fully vaccinated before being allowed into restaurants or recreational spaces.

The mayor, who was repeatedly caught in the early days of the COVID pandemic visiting his own personal gym sans face mask despite the government telling others to stay home, says his administration want to do “something bold” to get ahead of the omicron variant – a COVID subset that has so far resulted in zero reported deaths according to the World Health Organization, and which poses mild symptoms for those infected.