Brampton mayor being cautious about mandating COVID vaccinations for city staff

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Published August 20, 2021 at 5:36 pm

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Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown is taking a cautious approach when it comes to the topic of mandatory vaccinations for City of Brampton employees.

Many other cities and businesses have begun to insist on employees either being vaccinated or having a medical reason with a doctor’s note why they can’t get one. Among those with that policy are the City of Toronto, TTC, Metrolinx, RBC and TD.

Brown said they were going to have discussions with city labour unions and get a presentation from local medical officials Dr. Lawrence Loh, Peel’s Medical Officer of Health, and Dr. Naveed Mohammad, president and CEO of William Osler Health System.

“We’re looking forward to getting feedback from city staff, our labour organizations and medical experts on what they feel is the best path forward to increase vaccination rates,” said Brown during an exclusive interview with Insauga.

“There’s no simplistic approach here. We’re going to look at all the different angles. And we’re going to have an informed discussion at city council.”

The next Brampton Committee of Council meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 8, and the regular council meeting is Sept. 15.

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