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CFPC Position Statement on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers


(Mississauga, ON) Canada’s family doctors are there to care for everyone living in Canada, for any medical condition. This includes discussing vaccination concerns with their patients.

Informed by a recent statement issued by the Canadian Medical Association and Canadian Nurses Association, the CFPC supports mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for all health care workers who provide direct patient care. Canada is at risk of experiencing a fourth COVID-19 wave; a significant number of people in Canada remain unvaccinated as of the date of this statement.

No one is safe until we are all safe.

Vaccination is our best chance to manage this pandemic and reduce the risk of the emergence of new variants.


About the College of Family Physicians of Canada

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is the professional organization that represents more than 40,000 members across the country. The College establishes the standards for and accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17 medical schools. It reviews and certifies continuing professional development programs and materials that enable family physicians to meet certification and licensing requirements. The CFPC provides high-quality services, supports family medicine teaching and research, and advocates on behalf of the specialty of family medicine, family physicians, and the patients they serve.


Jayne Johnston
Director, Communications
College of Family Physicians of Canada
B: 905-629-0900 ext. 303
M: 905-407-9140
[email protected]

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