"I don't believe in forcing vaccines on everyone. But think of the people you're taking care of."
Doug Ford is calling for all Ontario personal support workers to get vaccinated following a COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care home in Burlington.
The premier linked the Tansley Woods outbreak to "people for the outside" after reporters asked about the home's recent surge of Delta variant cases at a press conference on Monday.
Ford then urged all PSWs to get vaccinated. "We need to see more PSWs get vaccinated, they really do, and they are the best people in the world. I know there is some hesitancy, but we just can't risk it with our seniors right now," Ford responded.
"I don't believe in forcing vaccines on everyone. But think of the people you're taking care of, think of their families, think of your families, please, I beg you, please get vaccinated," he added.
As of Friday, the outbreak had resulted in 16 cases, which included 14 residents and two staff members, according to the home.
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