A laboratory technician holds a dose of a COVID-19 novel coronavirus vaccine candidate that's ready for trial on monkeys at the National Primate Research Center of Thailand. (Mladen Antonov | AFP)

Poll on vaccine

Should employers be able to request/require proof of vaccination for their employees?

Health Canada has approved the second vaccine against COVID-19. The Moderna vaccine was approved by interim order on Dec. 23.

Canada is expected to get up to 40 million doses of the vaccine in 2021, enough to vaccinate 20 million people. The vaccine is considered to be upwards of 90 per cent effective when given in two 0.5 millilitre doses, one month apart.

READ MORE: Health Canada approves Moderna COVID vaccine; 1.2M doses of two vaccines expected by Jan. 31

Should employers be able to request/require proof of vaccination for their employees to return to work in the future? Vote now in our weekly poll.

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