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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
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.

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.