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Peel Region’s top doctor declined 5,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses for Amazon worker outbreak

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COVID-19 vaccine doses offered by the Ontario government for Amazon workers following an outbreak at the Brampton facility in March were shut down by Peel Region’s top doctor, the local public health unit confirmed on Thursday.A spokesperson for Peel Public Health said, in a statement, that it was a “difficult” decision to not accept the vaccine doses as widespread transmission had already occurred in the plant and only the most vulnerable populations and health-care workers were still being vaccinated at that time.The local health unit, which is headed by Dr.

Lawrence Loh, said the closure of the facility would have still been mandated along with the two-week cooling-off period regardless of whether the workers could have been vaccinated.

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