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Listen: How is vaccination going as state workers near mandate deadline?

Nurse gives COVID vaccine shot to woman.
Ted S. Warren
The Associated Press file
Abel Villafan, center, looks on as his wife, Maria, right, gets the second shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from Cecilia Valdovinos at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic in Toppenish in March 25.

In less than a month, Washington state's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for most state employees, educators and health-care workers kicks in. Workers still unvaccinated by Oct. 18 could be fired. Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins joined KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick to share the latest on vaccination rates, exemptions, COVID cases and more.

Kirsten Kendrick has been hosting Morning Edition on KNKX/KPLU since 2006. She has worked in news radio for more than 30 years. Kirsten is also a sports lover. She handles most sports coverage at the station, including helping produce a two-part series on the 50th anniversary of Title IX and the ongoing series "Going Deep."
Vivian McCall is a reporter, producer and host at KNKX. Originally from Texas, Vivian spent the majority of her journalism career in Chicago. She loves having fun with sound and digging into cool science stories.
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