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"Fifty-year-olds are dying from the flu, children are dying from the flu, this is serious stuff.This is serious repercussions, it affects everyone," he said, adding that all sick workers should be able to recover at home and avoid infecting others.Currently, 13 municipalities, including Jersey City, have local ordinances that require public and private employers to allow all full- and part-time workers to accrue paid sick time for every hour worked.It is estimated that 1.2 million workers do not receive paid sick days in New Jersey. Though some municipalities have passed local ordinances, enforcing the laws is another issue.State and local vaccination requirements for daycare and school entry are important tools for maintaining high vaccination coverage rates, and in turn, lower rates of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs).State laws establish vaccination requirements for school children.To review the regulations, please visit the Legal section of the Department's website.
The final regulations governing mandatory nurse overtime became effective October 12, 2011.
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said during a press conference Monday that having the "muscle of the state" will help enforce it.
Mayor of Morristown, Tim Dougherty, said legislation is more important than ever given the horrible flu season.
Practices suggested in the literature to reduce non-medical exemptions include: In summary, vaccination requirements that reach more children through a broad range of facilities, that have more requirements for receiving an exemption, that require parental documentation of exemption requests, and that are implemented with strong enforcement and monitoring may help promote higher rates of vaccination coverage, and in turn, lower rates of VPDs.
Ongoing provider outreach and public education about vaccines and the diseases they prevent may also lead to such an increase.
In legal construction of statutes, mandatory requirements of law are typically found by the use of words such as "must", "will" and "shall".