Published On: Wed, Oct 13th, 2021
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Quebec Extends Mandatory Vaccination Deadline for Health Workers to Nov. 15on October 13, 2021 at 10:22 pm

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The Quebec government has conceded to a one-month extension of its COVID-19 vaccination mandate for health care workers, giving them until Nov. 15 to receive the shot needed to stay on their jobs. Health care workers were previously given until Oct. 15 to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or face suspension without pay. Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé said that the Quebec government made the “difficult decision” to extend the vaccination deadline amid an urgent staffing shortage. He said if the provincial government enforced the Oct. 15 mandate, they risked the potential loss of 25,000 health care workers who are not fully vaccinated. “We find ourselves adding undue pressure on our network, and especially on the vaccinated health workers who have been at the front for months,” Dubé said in a press conference on Oct. 13. “If we continue like this, we will run into a wall.” Dubé also said that starting Oct. 18, workers …

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