The Ontario Association of Cardiologists (OAC) is calling for health care professionals and staff working in community cardiology clinics to be prioritized within Phase 1 of the province’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution program. These clinic staff who, like hospital-based workers, come into direct physical contact with patients in delivering essential health care services, deserve prioritized access to the COVID-19 vaccine. It is crucial to ensuring the continued effective delivery of outpatient cardiac services in communities throughout the province.
As well, the OAC has proposed that the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force consider using Ontario’s vast community cardiology clinic infrastructure, located in cities and towns across the province, to help achieve the province’s mass vaccine distribution objectives.
For more information, click here to read the OAC’s letter to the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force Chair: OAC Letter – COVID-19 Vaccination Program.
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