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By Roger Harnack
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Governor mandates vaccinations


Last updated 8/12/2021 at 9:08am

SEATTLE – State workers who fail to get inoculated against the Wuhan coronavirus virus may be fired under an order from Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday, Aug. 9.

During a press conference, Inslee said he is now requiring most state employees and on-site contractors and volunteers to get one of the experimental vaccines for the virus as a condition of employment.

The order also requires private health care workers and long-term care employees to get vaccinated or face termination, as well.

“It is the mission of public servants and those providing health care to serve our fellow Washingtonians....

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