People Are Boycotting McDonald's Because Of A Vaccine Mandate In BC

#BoycottMcDonalds is trending.

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People Are Boycotting McDonald's Because Of A Vaccine Mandate In BC

People are calling for a boycott of McDonald's because of a vaccine mandate being implemented at Ronald McDonald Houses in B.C.

If you search #BoycottMcDonalds on Twitter right now, you'll find tons of people speaking out against the Ronald McDonald House.

A letter from Ronald McDonald House British Columbia & Yukon was posted to social media detailing a change to its admission policy in B.C.

The letter outlines a COVID-19 vaccination policy that will take effect as of January 17. The letter states that anyone who is 5 years old and older has to show proof of full vaccination. The mandate applies to anyone who is working, visiting, or staying at the Ronald McDonald House.

The letter specifies that the mandate applies to two locations; 4567 Heather St. in Vancouver and the Family Room in the Surrey Memorial Hospital.

A video posted on Twitter shows a man holding the letter, referring to it as an "eviction notice," and appearing to speak to a manager at the Ronald McDonald House. The manager specified that they have a grace period, which the letter also stated, allowing people time to receive their first dose.

In the video, the man says he has a 4-year-old son with leukemia and asked the manager if they would get evicted due to their vaccination status.

The manager said that they are "protecting the safety of everybody in the house."

Although the letter and video did not specify what would happen to families who are not fully vaccinated by the deadline, Ronald McDonald House told City News in a statement that they will "work to find alternate housing" for them.

“We appreciate that this policy will impact those who have made a decision not to vaccinate however, the overall health and welfare of all our residents is our primary concern," said the statement.

People on Twitter have replied to the mandate with mixed reactions.

Many are using the hashtag #BoycottMcDonalds.

Some people say they are halting their McDonald's trips altogether because of it.

Other people have a different opinion, siding with the Ronald McDonald house.

Some are even praising the Ronald McDonald House for the mandate.

Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines and can answer any questions you may have.

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