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New Vaccination Requirements Will Hit Federal, State Workers In Mountain West

 The Department of Defense is looking into requiring COVID-19 vaccines for armed service personnel stationed both locally and abroad.
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The Department of Defense is looking into requiring COVID-19 vaccines for armed service personnel stationed both locally and abroad.

Low vaccination rates make many counties in the Mountain West especially vulnerable to the COVID-19 delta variant right now, according to data from the public health research group PHICOR. That’s prompting tough new action from some state and federal officials.

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Nate Hegyi is a reporter with the Mountain West News Bureau based at Yellowstone Public Radio. He earned an M.A. in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism in 2016 and interned at NPR’s Morning Edition in 2014. In a prior life, he toured around the country in a band, lived in Texas for a spell, and once tried unsuccessfully to fly fish. You can reach Nate at nate@ypradio.org.