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The latest on what COVID mandates mean for big events, children, Legislature in WA

Vaccine cards
Ted S. Warren
The Associated Press
Syringes with doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, are shown next to vaccination cards, Saturday, March 13, 2021, on the first day of operations at a mass vaccination site at the Lumen Field Events Center in Seattle.

We are less than a week away from a new COVID-19 vaccine requirement taking effect in Washington. Simultaneously, officials are preparing to vaccinate the state's 5- to 11-year-olds. The pandemic is also a factor in planning the next legislative session.

Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins joined Morning Edition's Kirsten Kendrick to talk about all that.

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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