Unvaccinated Redmond firefighters criticize city's handling of vaccine mandate

A group of unvaccinated firefighters claim the city agreed to workplace accommodations under a religious exemption, but later changed its mind.

REDMOND, Wash. — Redmond firefighters and their families are criticizing the city’s handling of a mandate requiring certain first responders to get vaccinated.

They claim the city agreed to workplace accommodations under a religious exemption, but later changed its mind.

The State of Washington requires firefighters who are paramedics to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be approved for a religious or medical exemption by Oct. 18.

RELATED: Thousands of state workers seek exemptions to Washington vaccine mandate

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