Number of Washington workers getting shots continues to grow

SEATTLE (AP) — The latest state and city of Seattle data shows the number of government workers getting vaccinated against COVID-19 continues to increase amid mandates. The Seattle Times reports about 275 more Washington state employees have been verified as having gotten their shots since last week’s Oct. 18 deadline. Gov. Jay Inslee had ordered state and school employees, as well as hundreds of thousands of health care workers, to be fully vaccinated by that date or lose their jobs. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine imposed similar policies. The figures released Monday also show slightly fewer state workers left or were fired over the mandate than agencies had originally reported.