Almost all of the 8,258 staffers working at The Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto have received both COVID-19 shots, officials say, with only 148 staff members who haven’t now placed on a leave of absence.
That means 98.2 per cent of SickKids staff are fully vaccinated. It’s important to note that the 148 people who are not?includes corporate, clinical and research staff, and that 19.6 per cent of them have received one dose. Some staffers are also still submitting proof-of-vaccination documents, so SickKids says it anticipates the number of people on leave will decrease in the coming daysand review and advise on all appropriate public health measures and infection prevention and control measures,.
“It is our hope that every staff member who is currently not fully vaccinated will become fully vaccinated at their earliest opportunity and return from leaverenewin,” the hospital said in a statement.