MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — Construction workers in the Golden Horseshoe region who have not yet received their COVID-19 vaccine may have the chance to do so on-site in the coming weeks.
The construction industry has partnered with the Government of Ontario and Metrolinx to provide employers with an opportunity bring GO-VAXX buses, two GO buses which have been converted to serve as mobile vaccine clinics, to construction sites.
The program is part of the province’s last-mile strategy to target those who have yet to receive a first or second dose, states an Aug. 26 release issued by the Ontario General Contractors Association, which is working with the Ministry of Health to identify opportunities.
Buses will travel to construction sites around the Golden Horseshoe Region every Wednesday starting Sept. 8.
The Pfizer vaccine will be administered on the buses, which can vaccinate up to 160 persons a day and visit a few sites in a day.
Each bus operates as a fully functioning vaccine clinic with the necessary supplies and trained staff to assist people and ensure vaccines are administered safely, states the release, adding all COVID-19 safety precautions will be followed on board, including the required pre-vaccination screening and post-vaccination monitoring. Those interested are invited to contact David@ogca.ca.