3,700 Manitoba education workers fail to meet vaccination requirement deadline – CBC

Nearly 11% of 34,000-strong education workforce unvaccinated, will need regular testing to keep working

Oct 18, 2021

One in 10 Manitoba education workers failed to get immunized against COVID-19 by a deadline set by the provincial government that came into effect on Monday.

About 3,700 of 34,000 staff who work with students in Manitoba’s education system have not yet been vaccinated, according to a provincial spokesperson. Those staff must instead submit to COVID-19 testing three times per week.

The news comes the same day thousands of health-care and personal care home workers were mandated to be vaccinated by or go through with testing every 48 hours.

Different sectors have been bracing for the possibility of staffing shortages leading up to the deadline.

Out of 42,000 direct-care staff across various health professions, 30 were unvaccinated and refused testing Monday, according to the province, though that figure could change as the week goes on.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-education-workers-unvaccinated-deadline-1.6216028

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