95% of Edmonton Police Service will be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Nov. 30 – Edmonton
The Edmonton Police Service stated Thursday that greater than 95 per cent of its workers have indicated they’re or will likely be absolutely vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 by Nov. 30, 2021.
The EPS applied its vaccination protocol — requiring all employees to decide on considered one of three choices:
- Point out they’re absolutely vaccinated or intend to be absolutely vaccinated by Nov. 30, 2021
- Participate in fast testing on the worker’s expense and abide by further restrictions
- Go on depart with out pay pending compliance with both of the choices or till circumstances modifications such that EPS amends the protocols
As of Oct. 21, 95.5 per cent of workers are absolutely vaccinated or will likely be by Nov. 30. That’s 2,673 workers.
EPS stated 3.8 per cent of its employees (104 workers) opted for normal fast testing.
EPS stated 0.1 per cent of its employees (5 workers) have chosen to take a depart with out pay.
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EPS stated 0.6 per cent (seven workers) haven’t but accomplished the obligatory survey.
“Workers who can’t be vaccinated or undergo fast testing on account of a protected attribute (e.g. non secular beliefs) are being moderately accommodated on an individualized foundation,” EPS spokesperson Cheryl Sheppard defined.
On Tuesday, Alberta Well being Providers stated 92 per cent of its full-time and part-time workers had submitted proof of double vaccination in opposition to COVID-19.
AHS introduced its obligatory vaccine coverage on the finish of August.
AHS CEO Dr. Verna Yiu stated the coverage contains physicians, midwives and different front-line health-care employees. All workers should be absolutely immunized by Oct. 31.
“We stand by the coverage and it is going to be absolutely applied,” Yiu stated on Tuesday.
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