City staff top overall Toronto vaccination rate with 88 per cent fully dosed employees

This article is over 3 months old Numbers show Toronto City Hall has reached an ‘unprecedented’ 100 per cent vaccination rate City staff top overall Toronto vaccination rate with 88 per cent fully dosed…

City staff top overall Toronto vaccination rate with 88 per cent fully dosed employees

This article is over 3 months old

Numbers show Toronto City Hall has reached an ‘unprecedented’ 100 per cent vaccination rate

City staff top overall Toronto vaccination rate with 88 per cent fully dosed employees

City staff in Toronto top an “unprecedented” 100 per cent immunization rate for workers – with just 3 per cent not fully dosed against influenza – according to a study conducted by the city.

Vaccinations increased among Toronto city staff from 69 per cent to 88 per cent between 2016 and 2018. For the general public, the overall average was 73 per cent.

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Some of the gaps were explained by language – many of the city’s non-English speakers are in the parks and culture and recreation department. Others are explained by age.

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The report also breaks down how much time city workers spent on school-related vaccinations last year, with 52,000 days working. Toronto schools vaccinate children from nine months to 16 years.

Report to Detail Immunization of Youth in Toronto, Canada Adopted by Canada in 2015

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