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Alberta Government Asks Service Providers to Implement Vaccination Policies

Letter from the Alberta Government encouraging COVID-19 vaccination policies for employees

On October 13th, 2021 the Minister of Community and Social Services (CSS), Jason Luan, and the Minister of Health, Jason Copping, wrote a letter to CSS stakeholders asking service providers to consider implementing COVID-19 vaccination policies for their employees.

“Alberta’s government is asking Community and Social Services service providers to consider implementing COVID-19 vaccination policies for their employees, if you have not already done so, to help keep clients, staff and all Albertans safe as we combat the fourth wave of the virus. … COVID-19 vaccines have been determined to be the best way to stop the spread of the virus. During this critical time we must do all we can to reinforce that message and to encourage as many Albertans as possible to get vaccinated.”

You can read the full letter here.

We are very proud of the Skills Society Board of Directors for implementing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy to protect the people we serve, employees, and our community.

Press conference with a family we serve speaking about their concerns, fears, and importance of a mandatory vaccine policy to protect their son

First off we recognize that doing our part to protect folks we serve and employees is not a partisan issue. Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies help protect the vulnerable citizens we serve, employees and our healthcare system.
On October 6th, 2021 Albertans with disabilities, parents of children with disabilities, and Marie Renaud called on the government to mandate mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees funded by the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) Program. See below for a video of the press conference. A family Skills supports spoke on the impact of COVID-19 on their family and the relief that has come from our Vaccine policy. 

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine?

The Government of Alberta’s ‘Vaccine myths and facts’ webpage answers common questions about the vaccine and debunks myths with facts from experts and legitimate science. To view the webpage and learn more click here. The evidence is clear – vaccines are the best protection against COVID-19. Vaccines help prevent the spread of COVID-19, protecting not only you, but also your loved ones and your community.