UHN encouraging staff to register for COVID-19 vaccine appointments

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TORONTO — The University Health Network in downtown Toronto is urging about 3,000 staff to make COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

In a memo, network president Dr. Kevin Smith encourages those who haven't registered to do so.

A spokeswoman says about one thousand staff members signed up for an appointment after the memo.

A spokeswoman says 85 per cent of those working in the hospitals have been inoculated.

About 1,500 staff work from home full time and are not included in the vaccination totals.

A spokeswoman says UHN wants to provide vaccine to staff working from home but the priority is those entering the hospitals.

UHN also says it's opening a hotline for staff to answer questions about vaccines.

The health network says it's also mounting an internal campaign with vaccine ambassadors and peer-to-peer advocacy.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 24, 2021.

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