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MONTREAL -- The Quebec Order of Nurses (OIIQ) announced on Monday that it will suspend the practice permits of its members who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of next Friday.
The decision comes three days after Quebec Minister of Health and Social Services Christian Dubé urged the various professional orders of health-care workers to suspend the licences of those who have not been vaccinated.
The minister added on Friday that recalcitrants who thought they could work elsewhere might be in for a surprise in the coming days.
OIIQ president Luc Mathieu said in a Radio-Canada interview on Monday that as of the end of last week, 4,338 of his members had not been properly vaccinated and that the status of 5,716 others remained to be verified.
The decision on the licence suspension is expected to be officially communicated to those affected on Tuesday or Wednesday.
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