COVID-19: Health workers face vaccine deadline, organ transplants face life-or-death requirement

Deadlines are looming for Canadian health-care workers, as some provinces will soon require them to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or face suspension and possibly lose their jobs.

For instance, Quebec's Order of Nurses says members who are not fully vaccinated will have their permits suspended Friday - the deadline set by the provincial government.

But as Heather Yourex-West reports, inevitable holdouts could bring a slew of staffing shortages for hospitals and care centres.

Meanwhile, here is a new life-or-death reason for Canadians to get the COVID-19 vaccine, as Toronto's University Health Network is requiring all organ transplant patients to be fully vaccinated.

But the move in Ontario has led to backlash online - prompting some to revoke their donor status, calling the policy discriminatory. So is the mandate ethical for the life-saving procedure? As Morganne Campbell explains, not getting the shot already poses a critical health risk for getting a new organ.

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