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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 hosts Morning Edition on KNKX and the sports interview series "Going Deep," talking with folks tied to sports in our region about what drives them — as professionals and people.
Vivian McCall is a former KNKX reporter, producer and host. She previously spent eight years as a reporter in Chicago, where she wrote for the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ public radio.