More staff in hospitals reporting vaccination, but some losses still likely

As of Monday, all health workers throughout the state must show they are fully vaccinated or lose their jobs. And while the impact on hospitals does not appear to be as bad as originally feared, the loss in staff will likely affect services in some areas.

The Washington State Hospital Association last week tallied the number of vaccinated hospital workers in our state at 88%. While there have been no new statewide surveys done since then, WSHA says the number of people reporting themselves as vaccinated is still growing.

“There was a number of people who were fully vaccinated [counted in the unvaccinated 12%], and they were fully vaccinated

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