As of Wednesday, 1,8 employees in the state of Washington had been fired or fired after the official J. Insley’s Covid-1 vaccine mandate went into effect.
This equates to about %% of the 1,000,000 Washington state workers who were told they needed to be fully vaccinated by Monday.
The Covid-1 vaccine required most workers to get the vaccine. As of Tuesday, 92% of state workers had been fully vaccinated, according to OFM data.
According to the data, 2,887 people are “pending”, meaning they are planning to be vaccinated, are in the process of getting approval to work without the vaccine, or are about to retire. A total of 1,927 employees received housing to work without the vaccine.
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The Seattle Times reports that the fifth wave of Covid-1 of hit residents after the insulin vaccination was pushed, especially in rural areas with low vaccination rates. After the fifth wave, Insley has issued further orders, such as the need to vaccinate state and school staff.
Now, from 15 November, for major events all participants must be fully vaccinated or tested for a negative coronavirus.
“These workers live in every community in our state, providing services every day together and working with the public,” Insley said in a statement. “It is our duty to protect them from the virus, they have the right to be protected and the communities they serve and live in are also protected.”
The vaccine mandate has been criticized by conservative political leaders, such as Republican State Sense. Jeff Wilson and Doug Eriksen.
Erickson called Isley’s mandate a “failure of leadership in this state,” and Wilson criticized the resulting “mass termination.”
“I don’t think any of us understand that it will come here and I think many in the state legislature have second thoughts today,” Wilson said in a statement. It is at the mass completion stage.
Insley said a mandate is needed to stop the epidemic and the government is proud of the 92% vaccinated state workers.
“It is in the public interest to be vaccinated against covid. We are very close to defeating this deadly disease, ”Insley told a news conference. “We have the vaccine as a tool to put this era behind us. It’s safe, it’s effective and you’ll never regret getting it.
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