Many provinces and territories are logging a large number of new COVID-19 cases. Hospitalizations and case numbers in Ontario, for example, recently reached an all-time high. With public health units across the country grappling with Canada’s third wave of the pandemic, it is important you seek the latest information about vaccine eligibility in your area.
What you need to know
- Vaccination plans are evolving every day. In certain parts of the country, vaccines have been made available to people aged 40+ and some provinces have opened the vaccine to priority groups, including frontline essential workers.
- The Public Health Agency of Canada says vaccinations are one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the impact of the disease.
- Canada Post continues to work with public health authorities and provincial and territorial governments in an effort to make vaccines accessible to our frontline employees exploring all solutions including the potential for on-site clinics.
- People who have received a vaccine (whether one dose or two) must still follow all the COVID-19 safety practices. These include wearing an approved face covering, keeping 2 metres of physical distance, frequent hand washing, and performing a daily self-assessment before reporting to work.
- Thank you for your hard work and taking this action to keep each other healthy.
What you need to do
- If you are a team leader with employees who do not have corporate email, print this talk track and use it to advise your team members to register for their vaccine as soon as possible.
- Register for the vaccine when it’s available to you. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations and local availability, employees should refer to federal, provincial and territorial public health websites.
- Please continue to protect yourself and your colleagues by continuing to exercise all health and safety precautions.
- Remember, the Employee and Family Assistance Program is available to all employees 24/7 at 1-866-565-4903.