Sumary of Hundreds of staff facing termination with HHS vaccination deadline less than a week away:
- About 360 employees not complying with a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy at one of Hamilton’s two major hospital networks are just days away from being fired, according to its president.
- In a letter to staff on Thursday, Hamilton health Sciences head Rob MacIsaac revealed the consequences for those not being vaccinated without a legitimate reason have essentially been narrowed down to a notice of termination.
- Hamilton kids aged 5-11 are now getting Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine “Individuals who have … a single vaccine dose … have the opportunity to avoid termination by signing a written agreement, undertaking to become fully vaccinated by January.
- 2:43 Dr. Samir Gupta answers parent questions about the COVID-19 vaccine Previous Video Next Video It leaves 360 that have either opted not to be vaccinated or did not report their status.
- New report shows 6 fully vaccinated Ontarians under 60 have died with COVID since shots available “Just over three per cent are pursuing an exemption, are unvaccinated or have not responded,” spokesperson Maria Hayes told Global News.
- ”Unpaid leaves of absences and even dismissal await those who do not become fully vaccinated in the next month, according to Hayes.
- Over 83% of eligible Hamiltonians 12-plus fully vaccinated Over the last seven days, Hamilton’s health partners administered just over 8,300 vaccine doses, with Friday recording the largest intake over the week — 1,556 shots.
- Story continues below November’s average of 1,057 shots per day is slightly less than what was recorded for all of October – an average of 1,068 per day.