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Paid leave for COVID-19 vaccination appointments

      Scott Fielding
 
Scott Fielding, Manitoba Finance Minister

With COVID-19 vaccination eligibility now expanded to include all Manitobans 18 years and older, the Manitoba legislature voted unanimously in favour of legislation to encourage workers to get vaccinated.

Finance Minister Scott Fielding introduced the legislation that provides paid COVID-19 vaccination leave on Tuesday, May 11, and it was passed the following day by all three political parties.

The bill entitles employees in Manitoba to up three hours of paid leave to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and expands job protection for an employee who is temporarily unable to work due to circumstances related to COVID-19 or who suffers from side effects after receiving a vaccine.