13 Jan 2021
COVID-19 vaccines are expected to begin rolling out soon, and given the scale of the task, the government wants to “increase the pool of potential labour,” it said in a release. This includes medical students and residents, pharmacy students, midwifery or respiratory therapy students, or students who will become practical nurses.
MONTREAL — Students and a variety of Quebec health professionals, such as chiropractors and veterinarians, will be able to help give COVID-19 and flu vaccines, provincial Health Minister Christian Dubé said Friday.
COVID-19 vaccines are expected to begin rolling out soon, and given the scale of the task, the government wants to “increase the pool of potential labour,” it said in a release.
It’s planning to add three categories of workers. First, there are students — any student in a program that certifies them within the framework of the Quebec Immunization Program.
This includes medical students and residents, pharmacy students, midwifery or respiratory therapy students, or students who will become practical nurses.
The second category includes students in ambulance techniques and ambulance technicians, and people who hold a medical degree outside Canada.
Also in the group are dentists, veterinarians, podiatrists, medical technologists, and medical imaging technologists, who may already be administering injectable drugs.
The Midwifery Regulatory Council of Nova Scotia was established in 2009 to govern the profession of midwifery in the province. The mandate andlegislated duty of the Midwifery Regulatory Council of Nova Scotia is toserve and protect the public interest by regulating the practice of midwifery. The Council registers qualified, competent midwives to providesafe, high quality care to women and their families in Nova Scotia. TheCouncil is mandated to protect the public by ensuring that all registrantsengaged in clinical midwifery practice are safe, competent, and ethicalpractitioners.
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