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San Francisco hasn’t approved any vaccine waiver for workers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — About 800 San Francisco city workers have asked for medical or religions exemptions to avoid a looming deadline for them to get vaccinated or lose their job. But so far, the city has not approved a single request. That’s according to a city human resources official, who said about 5.5% of the city’s 35,000-employee workforce have not complied with the mandate to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 1. Police officers, firefighters and other employees who work in high-risk settings were expected to be vaccinated by Wednesday. However, among that group 260 police, fire and sheriff’s employees sought religious or medical waivers. A spokesman for the police union says 120 officers face termination because they didn’t meet today’s deadline.

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