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Gov Inslee’s vaccine mandate does not apply to veterinarians and their teams

August 11, 2021

Gov. Jay Inslee announced a requirement for workers in private health care and long-term care settings to be fully vaccinated with a recommended COVID-19 vaccine by October 18, 2021. The proclamation also includes most state workers, contractors, and volunteers.

The governor’s Proclamation 21-14 COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for health care workers does NOT apply to veterinary healthcare settings, animal care and control agencies, or humane societies. However, as COVID-19 cases rise significantly across Washington, we hope that all members of the veterinary healthcare team will get vaccinated, a proven strategy to eliminate and even eradicate deadly viruses.

The WSVMA continues to advocate for veterinarians with the Governor’s office on the pandemic and we’ll continue to bring you news and information to keep you up to date on all things COVID-19.


Posted August 11, 2021