Only about 88 per cent of Burlington city staffers fully vaccinated against COVID-19


Published November 3, 2021 at 12:03 pm

The long-awaited City of Burlington vaccination numbers show only about 88 per cent of the work force are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The number is right in line with the provincial numbers for vaccinations, but trails the vaccination rates of other large employers like the two Halton school boards.

According to information released today by the city, 97 per cent of the City’s more-than-1,500 staffers submitted their vaccination status by the deadline.

The 88 per cent includes full and part time employees and includes the entire work force, not just those who supplied their vaccination information.

Based on numbers supplied in mid-October, more than 90 per cent of staff at both school boards are fully vaccinated.

City officials are working to collect the information from the few who have not yet supplied, and might include part timers who aren’t actively working or those on long-term leave or maternity/paternity leave.

Those who aren’t fully vaccinated have been required to participate in regular rapid antigen testing prior to entering the workplace since early October.

After Nov. 26, unvaccinated employees will be required to arrange and pay for their own testing.

As part of the City’s commitment to providing a safe and healthy workplace, employees are also required to complete an e-screening form prior to entering a City facility.

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