Quebec, like Maine, has delayed its healthcare worker (HCW) mandate for a month because it can’t function without all the unvaccinated HCWs/CBC News Oct 13

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/dube-update-health-services-plan-1.6208975

The article claims 93% are fully vaccinated.  I am skeptical of that number.  I doubt that would lead to a staffing crisis.  I could be wrong.  My guess is 20-30%–Nass

Quebec delays vaccine mandate for health-care workers by one month, fearing staffing crisis

Risk of staff shortages ‘too high,’ health minister says, as deadline moved to Nov. 15

After weeks of insisting Quebec would go ahead and impose a vaccination mandate for health-care workers and suspend those who don’t comply without pay, the province’s health minister, Christian Dubé, has backtracked and is now giving them an extra month to get adequately vaccinated.

Health-care workers now have until Nov. 15 to get the necessary shots. The original deadline was this Friday.

Currently, 93 per cent of Quebec health-care workers are fully vaccinated, but that still leaves almost 22,000 facing suspension because they have had only a single dose or are unvaccinated. Dubé said the health system wouldn’t be able to handle losing so much staff.

He said the decision to push back the vaccination deadline for health-care workers was “difficult,” but one that was necessary to avoid “hitting a wall” when it came to providing health-care services to Quebecers.

“I have the responsibility to protect the health-care network of Quebecers,” Dubé said during a news conference on Wednesday. “The risk right now is too high, and it would be irresponsible to roll the dice with the health of Quebecers.”

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