A carrot for hesitant health-care workers

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For health-care workers who can’t wait to get back to working in multiple locations, CK Public Health has a solution for you: Get fully vaccinated.

Because many health-care workers are employed by more than one organization across the health-care system, a number of directives and orders were put in place early in the pandemic. These orders and directives restricted the number of workplaces staff could work at in an attempt to decrease the risk of spreading COVID-19 between organizations.

However, based on the low rates of COVID-19 within Chatham-Kent and the rising vaccination rate of our population both locally and provincially, Chatham-Kent’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Colby, said he does not believe that there is a need for restrictions to be in place that limit the number of sites in which fully vaccinated health-care workers can work.

But the onus is still on the employee to ensure they are abiding by any existing workplace policies and procedures at their places of employment.

Public Health encourages all health-care workers to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible “to protect themselves, their patients, and health-care system capacity.”

People are considered fully vaccinated” two weeks after their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

You can book your COVID-19 vaccination appointment online at www.GetYourShotCK.ca OR by calling 519-351-1010 and leaving a message.

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