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Charleston records 90% vaccination rate among employees

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The city of Charleston, South Carolina says almost all of its employees have complied with a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy ahead of a deadline. City officials say 90% of workers were vaccinated by the Monday deadline and another 9.7% received medical or religious accommodations. Five employees who didn't get the shots or receive an exemption were placed on a week of unpaid leave. A statement from the city says any workers who aren't compliant by the end of the leave must leave their jobs. Charleston County officials said last week that nearly all of their employees had met a similar vaccination requirement.

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