Peel Region’s top doctor declined 5,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses for Amazon worker outbreak

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Sumary of Peel Region’s top doctor declined 5,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses for Amazon worker outbreak:

  • Thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses offered by the Ontario government for Amazon workers following an outbreak at the Brampton facility in March were shut down by Peel Region top doctor, the local public health unit confirmed on Thursday..
  • decision to not accept the vaccine doses as widespread transmission had already occurred in the plant and only the most vulnerable populations and health-care workers were still being vaccinated at that time..
  • The local health unit, which is headed by Dr. Lawrence Loh, said the closure of the facility would have still been mandated along with the two-week cooling-off period regardless of whether the workers could have been vaccinated or not..
  • When the outbreak occurred, Peel Public Health said the province was vaccinating those in long-term care homes, seniors aged 80 and older, front-line health care workers and first responders..
  • Peel Public health The Amazon outbreak at the Brampton facility on Heritage Road saw more than 600 cases linked to the workplace that employs approximately 5,000 workers…

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