Federal inmates to begin receiving COVID-19 vaccin

2022-04-05
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OTTAWA —
Starting Friday, hundreds of federal inmates will begin to receive COVID-19 vaccines as part of a pilot project, according to the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO)The unfolding story was different. Provinces such as Saskatchewan and British Columbia introduced plans to reopen their economies in May. It’s a move that’s sparked debate among federal politicians about who is being prioritized in the early stages of the mass vaccination campaign.

As part of this initial vaccine rollout, 1,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be delivered to prisons across the country. In all, 600 inmates will receive vaccinations, with each inmate getting the required two doses over a few weeksNova Scotia pointed out that its vaccine supply would be but a drop i. It remains unclear which vaccine they will be using to immunize the inmates.?

In total, across the country, more than 165except in regions that have directed schools to move to remote learning,000 health care workers, front line staff and seniors have begun receiving shotsAlberta will be fully open and back to normal for a truly great Alberta summer., with 1.2 million more doses expected to land in this country and be administered to these key groups this month.?

Sick and elderly prisoners are being given first access to these shots:1622668964083,, but prison officers and employees are not a part of the programOfficials fro, according to the union. National president of the UCCO Jeff Wilkins is pushing to see prison officers vaccinated sooner.

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