Tag: booster

Covid: booster for vulnerable people but Ford won’t mandate vaccines for health-care workers

TORONTO – The long wait is over. The Ontario government has decided that due to concerns about staff shortages in hospitals, it will not make vaccination mandatory for health-care workers. This was announced today by Prime Minister Ford himself, sparking endless controversy: both the Ontario Science Table and doctors and experts in the field had asked to make the vaccine mandatory for health workers. “The issue is complex. After reviewing the situation our government decided to maintain its flexible approach by leaving the decision to individual hospitals,” he said.  (more…)

Long-term care homes, NACI recommends booster dose

TORONTO – After the two doses, elderly residents of long-term care and retirement homes are now recommended the booster vaccine. To recommend its administration is the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) which has included this suggestion among its guidelines updated in recent days. Residents of these facilities “are at greater risk of Covid-19 infection due to their daily interactions with other residents and staff, as well as being at greater serious illness due to their age and previous pathologies”, reads the document.  (more…)