Hospital workers in Ottawa and region mostly vaccinated against COVID-19 – CBC

Today is the deadline for workers to be fully vaccinated in most Ottawa hospitals

Oct 15, 2021

Today is the deadline for staff at most Ottawa hospitals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the majority of employees have rolled up their sleeves.

Back in August, CHEO, the Montfort Hospital, Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH), Bruyère, the Royal and The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) all announced they would be implementing COVID-19 vaccination policies for anyone working inside their care facilities.

The deadline for full vaccination at most of those locations is Oct. 15, except for TOH where the deadline is Nov. 1.

Even with a later deadline, 99.6 per cent of physicians and residents, as well as 95 per cent of staff have already received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the hospital.

Alicia Robblee, a registered nurse who works in the hospital’s intensive care unit, said she has mostly heard staff support the policy.

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