WARMINGTON: More vaccine-hesitant Toronto workers get jab as some cops claim injuries
With the clock ticking down on City of Toronto employees facing termination for not disclosing their vaccine status, more holdouts have caved to pressure and got jabbed.
“Comparing data from end of day Nov. 4 to end of day Nov. 10, an additional 111 employees have submitted their vaccination status and 379 additional employees are now fully vaccinated,” a City of Toronto news release stated Friday.
“Overall, 99% of the active workforce has declared their status and 95% are fully vaccinated.”
That, however, was not the only statistic that stood out on city workers.
Either way, in talking with two Toronto cops complaining about adverse reactions, the service has been compassionate towards those who have filed IOD reports. One officer considering a claim talked of issues with heart palpitations and skin sores while another other described calling in sick after being unable to “stand up.”
Both said they took their shots fearing potential firing.
The city’s news release strongly encourages employees to join the majority who got the vaccine.
“The city has again seen an increase in the number of employees — 379 in less than one week — who have made the decision to receive a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine,” city manager Chris Murray said. “We continue to uphold our responsibility to provide a safe workplace for all of our employees and a fully vaccinated workforce is essential to achieving that.”