Alberta to begin vaccinating meat-plant workers this week: health minister

27 Avril, 2021, 08:50 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Cargill plant in High River- Image from Cargill			By Connor Gunn	
		Alberta expanding vaccine to meat-packing workers

"Workers at federal meat-packing plants will be immunized using a combination of Primary Care Network clinics, public health clinics, or linkages to local pharmacies or AHS immunization sites".

Kroeker, who has worked at the facility for almost 29 years as a quality control technician, says she and her husband received their first shot three weeks ago, after they qualified under the bracket of having underlying health conditions.

Last week, the province cancelled plans at the last minute to launch a vaccine clinic at Cargill, which was slated to be Canada's first major workplace immunization effort, due to a delay in shipments of the Moderna vaccine.

In the last 24 hours, Alberta administered 17,725 lab tests to try to find the virus in people, which makes the provincial positivity rate on Saturday almost nine percent.

"Now that supply from Ottawa is finally ramping up, we'll continue to get doses to Albertans as quickly and as safely as possible".

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Shandro later added that a pilot project led by University of Calgary researchers at the Cargill plant aims to combat vaccine hesitancy by providing translated materials and on-site translators to the workforce largely made up of foreign workers and new Canadians.

He said 75 to 85 per cent of union members would take the vaccine, but some are hesitant.

A long-time employee of the facility, Danuta Kroeker, says news of the vaccine clinic has employees satisfied.

"These are young folks who are turning 12, 13, 14, and 15 this year, with the conditions that we previously opened up to those who are 16 and older in Phase 2B", Shandro said. "I guess I'll believe it when I see it - when I see the needles in arms".

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