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Feeling Abused by Expectations on LTC Managers & Staff

Feeling Abused by Expectations on LTC Managers & Staff

by Mustang Sally -
Number of replies: 1

I am becoming more and more frustrated by the expectations the Ministry of LTC, Ministry of Labour and Resident families are putting on the LTC worker.  We have been getting swabbed for testing once a week since November.  Staff come in on days off for no compensation now they are introducing rapid testing which will be 3 x a week yeah.  Our nasal passages will look like someone that has been abusing coke for years.  No other sector is subjected to these invasive test routinely.  I was one of the lucky staff to receive my initial vaccine but now it is day 31 with no word when next dose will come.  I always was taught to follow the drug companies guidelines when taking medication so find this ambiguity very frustrating.

In reply to Mustang Sally

Re: Feeling Abused by Expectations on LTC Managers & Staff

by COVID19 Moderator -
Hi Mustang Sally, thank you for sharing your experiences with us today. It is normal to feel a bit of frustration with these new protocols, all the changes, and with the ambiguity. It sounds like those who are working with vulnerable populations have to follow more strict protocols, which can be difficult.

I am happy to hear that you were one of the lucky staff members to receive your first dose of the vaccine! Many people who received their first dose of the vaccine have questions about their second dose. 

According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “The second dose should be administered as close to the recommended interval as possible. However, if it is not feasible to adhere to the recommended interval, the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be scheduled for administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose”. If you have any specific concerns or questions about your second dose, please feel free to ask CDC directly here

Thank you for being part of the frontline staff at the LTC; it clearly is not an easy task and there is a lot required from managers/staff in hopes to keep everyone safe.