FAMILY DOCTORS TO PLAY A BIGGER ROLE IN VACCINATIONS

Jul 08, 2021

By Christine Ross

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Ontario is enlisting the help of family doctors in its vaccine rollout as the province aims to reach those not yet inoculated.

“They have been really vital in helping us to reach people that may have immunocompromised systems, they may have other health reasons why they need to be in consultation with their physician before they move forward with a vaccination,” said Health Minister Christine Elliott.

The province will also start providing public health units with data on those who have already had a shot.

Elliot says family doctor involvement will be essential as mass clinics at large venues like stadiums and recreation centres wind down due to dwindling demand and the need to resume their regular uses.

More than half of adults in the province have been fully vaccinated while about eight-in-ten have received one dose.

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