Vast majority of SickKids staff vaccinated, 148 staffers on leave of absence – CBC

Hospital for Sick Children reports 98.2 per cent of staff fully vaccinated

Oct 21, 2021

Almost all of the 8,258 staffers working at The Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto have received both COVID-19 shots, officials say, with only 148 staff members who haven’t now placed on a leave of absence.

That means 98.2 per cent of SickKids staff are fully vaccinated. It’s important to note that the 148 people who are not includes corporate, clinical and research staff, and that 19.6 per cent of them have received one dose. Some staffers are also still submitting proof-of-vaccination documents, so SickKids says it anticipates the number of people on leave will decrease in the coming days.

“It is our hope that every staff member who is currently not fully vaccinated will become fully vaccinated at their earliest opportunity and return from leave,” the hospital said in a statement.

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