Worried for elderly mother, N.B. woman wants home-care workers mandated to get vaccine – CBC

Home-care workers not part of province’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, says association overseeing them

Oct 27, 2021

Melynda Jarratt’s 104-year-old mother is vaccinated against COVID-19 and mostly confined to her home in Bathurst.

However, the possibility she’ll catch and potentially die from the disease is something Jarratt said she worries about daily, as two of the home-care workers who attend to her mother throughout the week aren’t vaccinated.

And there is no requirement they get vaccinated to keep working.

As of Nov. 19, all government employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or go on unpaid leave until they do so.

The mandate includes all provincial government employees in the civil service, the education system, the health-care system and Crown corporations, as well as staff in long-term care facilities, schools and licensed early learning and child-care facilities.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/covid-19-vaccine-mandate-new-brunswick-1.6219654

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