Brampton hospital remains committed to Nov. 7 deadline for proof of vaccination for staff

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Published September 23, 2021 at 3:26 pm

As deadlines for vaccine mandates at hospital across the province start to trickle in, and reports of suspensions and terminations follow, William Osler Health Centre remain committed to its Nov. 7 deadline.

As reported first by insauga.com on Aug. 26, Osler’s mandate (which includes Brampton Civic Hospital and Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness) will be mandatory for all Osler staff, physicians, volunteers, students, medical learners, contractors and service providers who attend Osler facilities.

There will be no negative testing option for those who choose not to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

“We are currently in the process of collecting staff vaccination rates and this data is not yet available,” said Osler spokesperson Jim Schembri when asked about staff buy-in.

“The decision to move to mandatory staff COVID-19 vaccination wasn’t made lightly and stems from our shared responsibility to protect the safety and well-being of all those who work and receive care at Osler.”

Osler gave a long deadline for people to get the vaccine to ensure all those affected by the new policy have had the time to learn more about COVID-19 vaccination, book appointments to get fully vaccinated, submit proof of vaccination documentation and ask any questions.

“We value every member of the Osler team and will work with them to keep our hospital environment safe for everyone. Osler continues to do everything possible to protect our patients, our teams and our communities through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”

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