Quebec tightens rules after lax vaccination policy among oncology staff leads to deadly COVID-19 outbreak
2021-06-11 from cbc.ca
Health Minister Christian Dubé is giving health-care staff in oncology departments an ultimatum: either get vaccinated or be subject to three COVID-19 tests per week.
The new rule comes after at least four patients have died following a coronavirus outbreak in the cancer ward of Fleurimont Hospital, located in Sherbrooke. A total of 17 patients tested positive. Two of them were treated in intensive care.
The outbreak prompted an open letter signed by 15 physicians. They wanted to highlight the fact that staff in oncology departments were not among those obligated to either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or get screened regularly.
Dubé said the changes are in effect starting today.
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