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Toronto working on plan to provide people in high-risk workplaces with the COVID vaccine

Last Updated Apr 5, 2021 at 7:58 pm EDT

Toronto Mayor John Tory says the city is working on a plan to give people in high-risk workplaces the COVID-19 vaccine at their job site.

Tory says the city is currently developing the details of the plan, which will involve mobile vaccination units that are already being used in some hot spot neighbourhoods.

He says the federal and provincial governments should work together to improve the paid sick day program to help workers stay home and self-isolate.

The Ontario government has said that it will not duplicate the paid sick leave program run by the federal government.

But Tory says the rising case counts show that it is time to reconsider that approach.

Toronto’s top doctor says workers need both targeted vaccination clinics and paid sick days as protections against the virus.