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99% of Tucson employees comply with COVID vaccine mandate

Tucson city officials say 99% of city employees were at least partially vaccinated by the city’s Dec. 1 deadline. (Adobe image)

Tucson city officials say 99% of city employees were at least partially vaccinated by the city’s Dec. 1 deadline. (Adobe image)

TUCSON - Tucson city officials said 99% of city employees had at least been partially vaccinated by the Dec. 1 deadline. Mayor Regina Romero told Tucson TV station KVOA on Tuesday that 33 city employees still were non-complaint with the vaccine mandate, but 13 of them are partially vaccinated.

Overall, 89% of Tucson employees are fully vaccinated with 10% having an approved exemption.

City Council approved an ordinance that said employees who haven’t received at least one shot and have not received an approved exception or accommodation by Dec. 1 could be fired.

Romero said she’s not concerned about any legal challenges from employees or a state office because the city has listened to researchers and public health officials.

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