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CMA and CNA call for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers

With mounting concerns over highly contagious COVID-19 variants and leveling-off vaccination rates across Canada, the mandatory vaccination of health care workers is an additional measure to protect patients, the health workforce and health care system capacity. Higher rates of vaccination will reduce the burden of COVID-19 in our communities and bolster ongoing pandemic management efforts.

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Statement on Access to COVID-19 Vaccination for Anesthesia Professionals

CAS strongly advocates for anesthesiologists to be considered early in physician prioritization to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Anesthesiologists are the most experienced airway managers and as such, often lead COVID airway teams in acute care settings in performing intubations in severely ill COVID-19 patients who require breathing support.

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