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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Covid-19 vaccination rate up for employees of the Columbia County Health System

 

September 2, 2021



DAYTON—On Aug. 12, The Times reported on the vaccination rate for the Columbia County Health System employees, which stood at about 52 percent.

Columbia County Health System (CCHS) CEO Shane McGuire said some of the 218 employees had reacted strongly to Governor Jay Inslee’s Aug.9 proclamation that health care workers be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18. A few have resigned in response to the mandate.

However, he said ongoing support is being provided to help CCHS healthcare workers with their decision to be vaccinated as a means to retain employment.

“We recognize the need for our staff...



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