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‘They walked away from health care’: Okanagan care home workers quit over vaccine mandate

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COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all long-term and assisted living employees.Hendrik Van Ryk, chief operating officer and vice-president of human resources at The Hamlets, said approximately 20 workers resigned or were placed on unpaid leave before the deadline on Oct.

12.The biggest impact was at its Penticton and Kamloops locations, Van Ryk told Global News.“They were placed on unpaid leave.

A couple of them did actually resign prior to the deadline. They just simply said, ‘I am not going to get vaccinated, I am not going to stay in health care, I’ve left health care altogether,’ so that number was relatively small,” he said.

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