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August 24, 2021
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COVID-19 Vaccination Position Statement

COVID-19 Vaccination Position Statement Click here for PDF. The CFNU encourages nurses, other health care workers and the general public to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect themselves, their families, their colleagues and vulnerable patients/residents/clients, as well as to prevent the overextension of all our health care services, including hospital, long-term care, home care and […]

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July 12, 2021
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Vaccines are not a panacea: public health measures must continue in Canada

CFNU’s statement: Vaccines are not a panacea: public health measures must continue in Canada Click here for PDF Throughout the pandemic, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions has called for a precautionary approach to preventing the spread of COVID-19. What this means is: in the event of scientific uncertainty, the CFNU will always err on […]

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May 6, 2021
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Canada must support the temporary waiver of the TRIPS Agreement

On May 6, 2021, Linda Silas, CFNU president, wrote to Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Ng and Ambassador de Boer in support of the temporary waiver of the TRIPS agreement. The Right Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada The Hon. Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade Stephen de Boer, Canada’s […]

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April 7, 2021
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Leading by example: Nurses launch vaccination campaign

The following opinion editorial was published on April 7, 2021, on Healthy Debate. Leading by example: Nurses launch vaccination campaign By Linda Silas Today, Canada’s largest nurses’ organization has taken the unusual step of launching a national campaign encouraging members of the public to get vaccinated against COVID-19. COVID-19 cases aren’t just numbers on the […]

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April 7, 2021
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Canada’s nurses urge public to get COVID-19 vaccine in new campaign

April 7, 2021 (OTTAWA, ON) – Canada’s largest nurses’ organization has launched a national campaign encouraging the public to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions has released a public service announcement and website providing information and resources about the distribution, safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. “Nurses have launched this campaign […]

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April 6, 2021
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Don’t wait: make a plan to get vaccinated

A few weeks ago, pharmacies in Ontario opened their online registration as part of the province’s Phase Two vaccination effort. It wouldn’t surprise anyone that I signed up my partner, Steve, and me right away. Because Steve is over 60, he quickly got an appointment. When he got there today, the pharmacy’s computer system had […]

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February 12, 2021
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Letter to Minister Hajdu: Saskatchewan’s failure to prioritize all health care workers in its vaccine rollout

February 12, 2021 The Hon. Patty Hajdu Minister of Health   Dear Minister Hajdu: RE: Saskatchewan’s failure to prioritize all health care workers in its vaccine rollout Recently, we learned that Saskatchewan has changed its priority list with respect to vaccination to exclude a significant proportion of the health care workforce, including doctors and nurses, […]

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February 9, 2021
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Linda Silas: Vaccination, trust in science and patience is the only way out of this pandemic

The following opinion editorial was published on January 28, 2021, in The Province. Linda Silas: Vaccination, trust in science and patience is the only way out of this pandemic Opinion: Large-scale trials on the efficacy of the vaccines involved tens of thousands of participants with few or no reported serious adverse events. A COVID-free future […]

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January 25, 2021
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Silas: "Let's be patient: better days are around the corner."

With the arrival of vaccines, a future without COVID-19 is within our reach. Many of us are looking forward to a time when we can hug loved ones again and leave our homes without fear. That future won’t materialize overnight; it will be an incremental process informed by science. With so many lives lost, so […]

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January 18, 2021
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CFNU's Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination Statement Time to Speed Up the Rollout The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions welcomes Health Canada’s approval of a number of COVID-19 vaccines. The rapid development of a number of different vaccines for COVID-19 within less than a year is a tribute to the ingenuity of the scientific community working together towards the […]

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