Gov. Inslee confirms vaccination deadline for state workers won’t be extended

Gov. Jay Inslee is expected to provide an update on Washington’s COVID response Thursday afternoon, but according to his office, that won’t include the announcement of an extension of the deadline for state workers to get vaccinated.

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Monday, Oct. 4, marked the final day for state employees to either get their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or the first and only dose of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine, to account for the two-week period needed to achieve full vaccination. The expectation is that state workers who aren’t fully vaccinated by Oct. 18 will be terminated from their positions.

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