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Honolulu first responders account for half of city workers seeking COVID-19 vaccine mandate exemptions

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                                Registered nurse Philmar Mendoza Kabua, with Project Vision Hawaii, collected a COVID-19 test swab on Saturday at Farrington High School in Kalihi. The free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing site, which included both walk-up and drive-thru tests, was a collaborative effort by the city, the state Department of Health and community partners.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Registered nurse Philmar Mendoza Kabua, with Project Vision Hawaii, collected a COVID-19 test swab on Saturday at Farrington High School in Kalihi. The free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing site, which included both walk-up and drive-thru tests, was a collaborative effort by the city, the state Department of Health and community partners.

Police officers, firefighters, paramedics and ocean safety personnel account for 51% of city workers citing their health or religious faith as the reason they will test weekly for COVID-19 rather than comply with the city’s vaccination mandate — mirroring a national trend by first responders. Read more

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