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Vaccination Policy Template
April 20, 2022
Follow this link to access a vaccination policy template, the latest tool intended to be a starting point to help you customize your own resource. This vaccination policy template is a general resource tool only and is not legal advice. This resource is created with input from our members and is intended to act as an outline tool for members. Due to the constant and rapidly changing public health measures, please note that this template will not be updated to reflect the most up-to-date guidance or legislation.
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COVID-19 Vaccination Update: Important Eligibility & Access Information for Lawyers
The province has extended booking eligibility at COVID-19 immunization clinics to people 18 and over. This means that anyone 18 and over in 2021 is now eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the provincial booking system and call centre, or directly through public health units that use their own booking system.
In addition, the province says it continues to work with public health units, First Nations, Inuit, Metis communities and boards of education to ensure young people between 12 and 17 years of age will be eligible to book an appointment for their first dose beginning the week of May 31.
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Province Expands Vaccination Eligibility
More Ontarians will soon be eligible for their first COVID-19 vaccination.
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Roll Out to Recovery: Speaker Series
Your Vaccine Questions Answered: Children Vaccines and Omicron Variant
Date: December 13, 2021 |12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
An interactive lunchtime discussion with Dr. Tara Kiran, to learn more about the newest Covid-19 vaccines for children aged 5-11 and important updates about the Omicron variant.
In this session, our expert and special guest will:
- Outline the effectiveness and safety of the vaccines for this age group
- Dispel any myths that currently exist
- How you can prepare your children for vaccination
- Discuss some of what is known about the new Omicron variant
- Answer your questions in real-time
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VACCINE POLICIES IN YOUR WORKPLACE THAT COVER CLIENTS, CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES
Many businesses are considering establishing vaccination policies that seek to keep employees and customers safe by confirming or requiring vaccinations of people attending at the business location. Our expert faculty will discuss some of the key issues that you should consider in establishing a vaccination policy including:
- When can you require mandatory vaccination?
- What can you do if someone refuses to comply with the policy?
- Are you adequately protecting the privacy of your employees and/or customers?
- Can you advertise the vaccination status of your employees (internally or externally)?
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Life after Vaccinations: What should we expect?
As Ontario and Canada aggressively move forward with vaccinations, many people are wondering what life after covid vaccination may look like and what precautions they should still be taking as restrictions are lifted. At this timely session, recognized Public Health expert and University of Toronto professor, Dr. Anna Banerji, will share insight into:
- whether, and for how long, COVID-19 will remain around in our community;
- what precautions, such as masking and sanitizing you should continue taking as restrictions are lifted; and
- what our social gatherings will look like when we are allowed to gather again as well as discussing controversies such as vaccine passports.
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VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS AND OTHER PANDEMIC RELATED ISSUES IN THE WORKPLACE
Hear from our expert panels of leading lawyers in the fields of employment and human rights on what health and safety precautions employers should be taking, when the duty to accommodate arises in the context of Covid-19, and how to balance health and safety considerations with an employee’s right to privacy, charter rights or human rights as well as identifying potential liabilities for employers.
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ROLL OUT TO RECOVERY: SPEAKER SERIES
RAPID ANTIGEN SCREENING: THE ROLE IT PLAYS IN THE ROAD TO RECOVERY
An engaging, interactive discussion with Sonia Sennik and Professor Laura Rosella to learn about rapid antigen screening and how it can play an important role in the road to recovery as one tool to help slow the spread of Covid-19.
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ROLL OUT TO RECOVERY: SPEAKER SERIES
YOUR VACCINE QUESTIONS ANSWERED: SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS IN THE CONTEXT OF RAPID APPROVAL AND MORE
Discussion with Dr. Kevin Gough, Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases, St. Michael's Hospital (Unity Health Toronto), to learn more about the current Covid-19 vaccines.
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Requesting Proof of COVID-19 Vaccinations from Customers and Clients
As vaccinations for COVID-19 roll out, many questions are being raised about whether businesses can ask and/or require customers, clients or other visitors to their premises or events to present proof of having been vaccinated. Our expert faculty will bring together privacy, human rights, health and safety, and other legal considerations to discuss how businesses may approach these novel issues.
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COVID-19 VACCINATIONS: IMPLICATIONS FOR CONDOMINIUMS AND APARTMENT COMPLEXES
As the COVID-19 vaccinations roll out, many questions are being raised about whether condominiums and apartment buildings can request and/or require residents, staff, visitors and contractors to present proof of having been vaccinated. Our expert faculty will examine condominium, privacy, employment, human rights, health and safety and other legal considerations within the context of how landlords, management companies and condominium boards might approach these novel issues.
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