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COVID vaccine almost ready for ages 5-11. Will there be a K-12 mandate in WA?

A mother pats the shoulder of her son as he get a shot in his arm in an outdoor tent.
Marcio Jose Sanchez
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The Associated Press file
Colin Sweeney, 12, gets a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as his mother Nicole pats his shoulder at the First Baptist Church of Pasadena.

Approval to allow children ages 5 to 11 to get their COVID-19 vaccine is expected any day now. Is a K-12 vaccine mandate coming to Washington state? Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins joined Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick to talk about that and more.

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