Monday, April 26, 2021

Some Maple Leaf workers get vaccinations

Workers at some, but not all, plants operated by Maple Leaf Foods are getting access to vaccinations against COVID-19.

Access varies by local health unit protocols.

In Peel Region, if the health unit gets enough vaccine, workers at four poultry plants will have an opportunity for on-site vaccination. That’s at Walker Road, Courtney Park and Canning in Brampton who hasn't already received a vaccine to participate.

Employees at the company’s Viau plant in Montreal may also access vaccines through a mobile clinic run by local public health officials, Maple Leaf said in a press release.

But the company’s news release did not mention its huge meat-processing facility in Hamilton, distribution centre in Guelph or hog-slaughter plant at Brandon, Man.

The company did say it will encourage health units to offer on-site vaccination at all of its locations and will encourage employees to take advantage of the opportunities.