Three Brampton workplaces will get the vaccine first in exchange for operating public clinics

 

Three Brampton workplaces have been targeted for the rollout of the mobile vaccine program; in return these companies will operate vaccination clinics for the community.

Amazon, Maple Leaf Foods and Maple Lodge farms will be the initial destinations, but no timeframe has been given when workers will be receiving the needle or when the clinics will open.

The Region of Peel indicates these locations will be the first in the workplace vaccination program in what is termed as a public-private partnership to combat COVID-19.

"The lessons learned from this initial roll out will be shared with other regions across the province," a statement from the region reads.

As the program evolves, other selected workplaces will open onsite clinics in hotspot communities to vaccinate employees; these same workplaces will then operate local clinics for the public at community centres, places of worship and other local hubs.

The criteria for selecting workplaces include location, outbreak data, and the ability of the employer to operate and fund an onsite clinic for their employees and a separate clinic for the community.

More than 150 workplaces are being considered for the program.

 

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