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Inslee booster mandate exacerbates current public health challenges

By Elizabeth Hovde

OLYMPIA– Gov. Jay Inslee has issued a directive saying that to address the continuing threat of COVID-19 and “ensure the health of our workforce” there will be a permanent COVID-19 vaccination requirement for workers in Washington state’s executive and small cabinet agencies. He includes the addition of boosters in that mandate and encourages other agencies to follow suit.