38 percent of Seattle police operations staff haven't submitted proof of vaccination
As the vaccine mandate deadline looms, the Seattle Police Department says 354 sworn officers have not yet submitted proof of vaccination, accounting for 33% of officers.
According to data published by the department today, 38% of all police operations staff have not submitted proof of vaccination against Covid-19.
By contrast, 19 percent of eligible King County residents have not completed their vaccine series as of Oct. 4, according to Public Health Seattle & King County.
In August, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced all city employees would be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by October 18. It's now too late for city employees to meet the vaccination deadline with the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, but employees could meet the deadline with the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot.