Mass COVID-19 vaccinations are well underway in jurisdictions around the world. In Ontario, we have fallen behind. With the urgency for a large-scale vaccination rollout increasing as we await the imminent flow of millions of vaccine doses, we are left to ask, “What’s the plan, premier?”
Join us in putting the question to Premier Ford!
We have asked the premier to put vaccination planning in the hands of public health and its rollout in the hands of the thousands of nurses, physicians and pharmacists working in community care across this province. It is an easy and efficient way to accelerate the rollout and ensure that no vaccines are left sitting in the fridge. But, we still hear that primary care and home care nurses are not being enrolled to vaccinate Ontarians. These nurses are already on the payroll and they want to help get Ontarian’s vaccinated.
We have asked the premier to prioritize the vaccination of vulnerable populations in our communities. It is seniors – 60 years old and up – who are most vulnerable to dying from COVID-19. Vaccinating people experiencing homelessness must also be a priority.
We have asked Premier Ford to ensure we don’t give the virus a chance to spread, especially given its new variants. For this we have asked our Premier to wait for three weeks after schools reopen, before relaxing public health measures. Yet, we reopen many regions that are high in COVID-19 cases, like York Region.