Sumary of Why mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for health-care workers could help Canada fight a 4th wave:
- The debate over mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for health-care workers is growing louder in Canada as more countries move forward with the controversial approach in order to safeguard health-care settings and fight the spread of more contagious variants.
- Requiring vaccinations as a condition of employment in hospitals, long-term care homes and other sectors involving hands-on work with patients is not new in Canada — and experts feel it should be no different when it comes to this pandemic.
- Canada lacks detailed data on the percentage of health-care workers who have been vaccinated.
- But more than 80 per cent of eligible Canadians have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and close to 60 per cent have two — an amazing feat, no doubt, but one that is already showing signs of tapering off.
- Health-care workers were among the first to get access to COVID-19 vaccines in Canada in order to protect them and their patients from infection and prevent hospitals and long-term care homes from being overwhelmed by outbreaks.
- Personal support worker Michael Gellizeau gets a dose of COVID-19 vaccine from nurse practitioner Victoria Pierri at a clinic put on by the University Health Network in Toronto on Dec.
- 15, 2020. (Evan Mitsui/CBC) “I absolutely think we should make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory in health care — I think it’s a no brainer,” said Dr. Nathan Stall, a geriatrician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and a member of Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization.
- ” Debate over mandatory vaccines in Canada France has ordered all health-care workers to get vaccinated by Sept.