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Vaccination Round-Up – July 22, 2022

July 22, 2022

VACCINES IN THE WORKPLACE – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS WEEK

 

With BC exceeding its vaccination targets, regulations lifting and the reintegration of employees to the workplace, employers are now faced with trying to navigate the changing dynamic of vaccines and the workplace. We anticipate that changes to legislation could happen on short notice and have created this Round-Up to help employers stay informed in a situation that is so rapidly evolving.

Here are a few important things I thought worth sharing this week:

IN THE NEWS

 

British Columbia

  • B.C. nurse facing 6 month suspension for creating fake vaccine cards – CBC – July 15, 2022 – read the article here.
  • Arbitrator upholds Coca-Cola’s vaccination mandate for B.C. employees – CBC – July 21, 2022 – read the article here.

Yukon

  • Yukon government lifts vaccine mandate for ‘high-risk’ workplaces – Yukon News – July 13, 2022 – read the article here.

Alberta

  • Alberta Health Services will no longer require new employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 – Calgary Herald – July 18, 2022 – read the article here.

Ontario

  • Ontario nurse granted religious exemption from COVID vaccine policy – National Post – July 19, 2022 – read the article here.
  • Peterborough city council votes to relax COVID-19 measures, vaccination policy for municipal staff – Peterborough Examiner – July 22, 2022 – read the article here.

Expertise

Disclaimer: The pandemic is a rapidly changing situation and new measures may have been introduced since this document was published. The information provided through this document is intended for general information purposes only and does not create a lawyer-client relationship. It is not intended as legal advice from Harper Grey LLP or the individual author(s), nor intended as a substitute for legal advice on any specific subject matter. Detailed legal counsel should be sought prior to undertaking any legal matter. Last Updated July 22, 2022.

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