“If you are not vaccinated, unfortunately, you will not be able to participate in many things,” De Blasio said. “If you want to participate fully in our society, you have to get vaccinated.”

This policy will go into effect in the coming weeks.

The city’s move comes at a time when companies across the country are beginning to impose vaccination requirements on employees and, in some cases, customers to show proof of vaccination as well.

Broadway theaters have already announced that they will require vaccination of both the public and staff, at least until October.

And New York is not the only one pushing for vaccination. Some European countries have put in place various incentives, such as cash payments and free visits to football stadiums, in an effort to get people vaccinated.

On Monday, the French parliament passed a law requiring a “health card” showing vaccination or a negative PCR test in order to enter restaurants, bars, and for long-distance travel on trains and planes.

The city will begin implementing the program on September 13, the mayor said.

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