Quebec's nurses order says it will suspend licence for unvaccinated members
2021-10-11 from cp24.com
MONTREAL - Unvaccinated nurses in Quebec were already facing suspension without pay, and now the province's nurses order says their licences will also be suspended.
The Ordre des infirmieres et infirmiers du Quebec said Monday it will suspend the working licenses of its members who are not adequately vaccinated against COVID-19 starting Friday.
The order's decision came only a few days ahead of the province's Oct. 15 deadline, after which unvaccinated employees in the health sector face suspension without pay.
“I have a hard time understanding how there are nurses, with scientific training, who refuse to get vaccinated,” the order's president, Luc Mathieu, said in an interview with The Canadian Press on Monday.
“If I were a nurse, in the field, in a clinic with unvaccinated colleagues, I would feel uncomfortable for our patients, for myself, for our loved ones.”
More than 4,000 of the order's members had not been properly vaccinated and that the status of 5,716 others remained to be verified, according to Mathieu.
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