Use community care providers to ramp up vaccinations!
Ontario’s vaccination roll-out has stumbled out of the gate. Please take a moment to set things right. Join us in urging Premier Doug Ford to start Phase 2 of the roll-out by putting vaccinations into the hands of the thousands of nurses, physicians and pharmacists working in community care across this province. By making use of existing community care providers and their existing infrastructure, the vaccination roll-out can be accelerated across Ontario.
There is no need to reinvent the wheel. Every year, thousands of nurses, physicians and pharmacists provide routine vaccinations through public health and established networks including primary care, pharmacies and home care. These community-based infrastructures and their health-care professionals, using tried and true distribution systems for vaccination, must be put to work to deliver what is urgently needed – COVID-19 vaccinations.
Let’s leave hospitals to do what hospitals are meant to do – provide acute care. And let’s allow public health and community care do what they do best – prevent illness and protect health in the community.
It’s been a long, long year. We need to get this vaccination roll-out right. Call on the premier to put community providers – nurses, physicians and pharmacists - to work vaccinating their communities.
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