VAUGHAN, ONT.—The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) has announced new guidance on its website to provide builders and workers with information on where they can register and get vaccinated against COVID-19.
RESCON’S vaccine guidance sheet is updated regularly by Ahd AlAshry, policy and programs analyst at RESCON. It provides RESCON members, the construction industry, workers and the public with the latest information on vaccine availability, stated a Jan. 10 release.
The sheet includes links to registration systems by region across the Greater Toronto Area, including information on schedules, locations and registration links for hospital clinics, school clinics, pharmacies, pop-ups and GO VAXX buses.
“The Omicron variant of the virus is highly transmissible and the risk of contracting it is much higher,” says RESCON vice-president Andrew Pariser, who is on the organization’s health and safety committee. “However, studies have found that with a booster dose, workers are better protected and less likely to be hospitalized.”
RESCON has held four webinars to educate members about regulations, best practices and public health measures related to COVID-19 and will be hosting another on Jan. 13 that will feature Chief Prevention Officer Dr. Joel Moody, lawyer Michael Sherrard of Sherrard Kuzz and Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development construction lead Brian Barron.