Newfoundland and Labrador update on COVID-19 and vaccine rollout – April 21, 2021
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In St. John’s, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, Newfoundland and Labrador’s chief medical officer of health, Andrew Furey, premier of N.L., and John Haggie, minister of health, provide an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. Starting April 26, three of the province’s four regional health authorities will do an open call for rotational workers, truck drivers who travel outside the province, and air crew to book vaccine appointments. One regional health authority has already started vaccinating rotational workers. Premier Furey also addresses Ontario’s request for assistance as it fights the third wave of the pandemic. N.L. is finalizing the number of health-care workers that it will be able to send to Ontario.