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Mayor: 99% of City of Tucson employees are compliant with vaccine mandate

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TUCSON (KVOA) - Ninety-nine percent of employees with the City of Tucson are compliant with the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate ahead of Wednesday's deadline.

Mayor Regina Romero talked to News 4 Tucson Tuesday. She says is she pleased with the outcome.

Romero still holds out hope she can convince 20 city employees to get at least partially vaccinated before Wednesday.

She said 33 employees are non-complaint with the vaccine mandate, but 13 of those employees are partially vaccinated.

Overall, Romero says she is happy with that 99 percent number, 89 percent fully vaccinated, and 10 percent with an approved accommodation or exemption.

Romero says those 20 holdouts have the opportunity to get a single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine, making them compliant by the deadline.

"What I would say to those 20 employees...what I would say is that there is still an opportunity for them to receive their Johnson and Johnson vaccine, and be fully vaccinated by the deadline. And so, they still have a chance," the mayor said.

Romero says she is not concerned about any legal challenges from employees, or a state office, because the city has listened to researchers and public health officials.