B.C. not ruling out mandatory COVID-19 immunization for long-term care workers – GLOBAL

July 29, 2021

British Columbia public health officials have not ruled out mandatory vaccines for health-care workers as part of a series of changes to protect vulnerable British Columbians.

Dr. Bonnie Henry says the province is still working on various approaches, including posting the percentage of vaccinated employees at care homes, increased testing for staff and a requirement for unvaccinated workers to wear masks and PPE.

The province is in the midst of talking to health care workers, the union and the employer about the possibility of a vaccine mandate.

“We are working with the unions and health workers themselves to have policies that require immunization,” Henry said.

“If people cannot be immunized we want to make sure we have every measure in place to be sure we protect those that are most vulnerable. There will be more information about that. We are working through the processes right now.”

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/8072170/care-home-staff-mandatory-vaccine-bc/

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