The vast majority of Calgary’s workforce has been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to information released after the deadline for employees to reveal their vaccination status.
Pr. On November 1, 85 percent of 15,000 city employees have been fully vaccinated, and another five percent have been partially vaccinated.
Calgary Fire Department staff report an 85 percent share of complete vaccinations, while a further three percent have received one dose.
The City of Calgary says most employees have been vaccinated against COVID-19
The Calgary Police Service reports that 87 percent of its employees have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and four percent have begun the vaccination process.
For the remaining employees of the city, they must participate in a mandatory training program on COVID-19 vaccines as well as submit regular rapid antigen test results. The city is delivering home tests through Dec. 1. After this, unvaccinated employees must be tested by approved suppliers at their own time and at their own expense.
The City of Calgary announces vaccination policies for all employees, including police
“With most employees now fully or partially vaccinated, we do not expect any major service disruptions for Calgarians, but we will work to minimize those that occur,” the city said in a statement.
Emergency preparedness, including police and fire, should have no interruptions in service due to the city’s vaccination policy.
On Monday afternoon, the provincial government announced that Alberta has reached a new milestone: 80 percent of all eligible Albertans had been fully vaccinated with 87 percent receiving at least one dose.
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