OTTAWA: Canada’s most populous provinces said Wednesday they would not force healthcare workers to take the covid vaccine, citing a large number of staff who do not receive the pill. Removal will destroy hospitals.
Decisions of the governments of Ontario and Quebec have been announced – the provinces most affected by the epidemic.
Quebec originally set a mid-October deadline for its healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated, but pushed it back to November 15 in the hope that more people could come around.
Quebec Health Minister Christian Dobby told a news conference that relatively low hold-outs – about 14,000 people or 3% of health care workers in the province – could now choose to undergo repeated CWD tests.
“We have made every effort to vaccinate the last three percent,” Dubey said, adding that it was “incomprehensible” to him why some doctors or nurses still refused to vaccinate. Are doing
“Unfortunately, in our current situation, our health network cannot function without them,” he said.
Meanwhile, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said that after weighing the impact of the “possible departure of thousands of healthcare workers” who refused to vaccinate against the current “very small outbreak” in the province’s hospitals. Done, they decided. Vaccines will not be mandatory.
Instead, such decisions will be left to individual hospitals.
At a news conference, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott pointed to the effects of mandatory vaccines in other jurisdictions, such as canceling surgeries and diagnostic tests after British Columbia suspended more than 3,000 unvaccinated healthcare workers. Had to
Ottawa has made the cod vaccine mandatory for every 300,000 federal bureaucrats, as well as every person traveling on planes or trains in the country, but did not say how many federal workers missed the October 30 deadline to show proof of vaccination. Given
Since Monday, airlines Air Canada and WestJet, and Toronto’s transit agency, have announced unpaid suspensions for a total of more than 1,200 workers for failing to get jobs.