Most of Washington’s well being care employees have been totally vaccinated towards the coronavirus, with every week left earlier than the state’s immunization deadline.
As of Monday morning, 88% of well being care employees had confirmed proof of vaccination, the Washington State Hospital Affiliation reported. The outcomes embrace information from 94% of the state’s hospitals, collected after Oct. 4.
The Seattle Instances reports the remaining 12% of employees embrace those that are partially vaccinated, have an permitted exemption and lodging, have utilized or plan to use for an exemption that hasn’t but been reviewed, haven’t but supplied vaccination verification, or are selecting to not be vaccinated.
Additional details about the particular breakdown wasn’t instantly out there, although the hospital affiliation stated it believes 2% to five% of hospital employees may go away the workforce due to the mandate.
All well being care employees have to be totally vaccinated by Oct. 18 or face “nondisciplinary dismissal” for failure to satisfy job necessities, Gov. Jay Inslee introduced in August.
Closing vaccination numbers received’t be out there till early November, the hospital affiliation stated.