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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: The deadline for most state government, school, and health care employees in Washington state to get vaccinated against COVID-19 passed on Monday, Oct. 18.
Those not vaccinated face losing their jobs. Is the mandate helping or hurting attitudes about vaccination in the Valley? What does the mandate mean for institutions locally? Find out as we investigate these questions throughout the week.
In today's installment, a majority of Yakima County educators were fully vaccinated by Monday's state deadline. Religious exemptions were far more common than medical ones, and very few people left employment because of the mandate. Here's a breakdown by district.

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