COVID-19 vaccination requirement – Pioneer Ridge

As per Ministry directive, the Corporation is mandated to ensure that all new employees within our Pioneer Ridge Division are fully vaccinated before they begin working.  The only exception to this directive is a medical exemption.

Proof of vaccination

Staff, support workers, students and volunteers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine administration that satisfies one of the following:

  • the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines, or
  • one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or
  • three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada.

For people who were vaccinated in Ontario, the physical/hard copy receipt and/or email receipt, provided by the Ministry of Health at the time of vaccination is acceptable proof of vaccination. Individuals who misplace their receipt can obtain a replacement copy by logging into the provincial vaccine portal. People who received some or all of their vaccine doses out of province can contact their local public health unit about obtaining proper documentation, per MOH’s COVID-19 Guidance for Individuals Vaccinated outside of Ontario/Canada.

TB skin testing requirement

Candidates who are offered a job within our Pioneer Ridge Long-term Care Home and Jasper Place are required to provide proof of having undergone:

  1. A "two-step" Mantoux TB skin test at some previous point in time, and a regular "one-step" TB skin test within the past 12 months, or
  2. A "two-step" Mantoux TB skin test in the past 12 months.

Getting tested for TB

You may be able to obtain TB skin testing through your family doctor or a public clinic. You will be responsible for all costs related with either obtaining TB skin testing or for any costs associated with the diagnosis and treatment of TB identified through skin testing.

Academy Medical Clinic (Appointments only)

554 Beverly Street

344-4540

Hours of Operation:  Call to inquire about hours

Price:  $80 for one step / $160 for two step

Special Instructions:  Appointments only

Red River Walk-in Medical Clinic (Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, TB skin testing is currently suspended)

901 Red River Road (beside Shopper's)

Hours of Operation:  Monday - Thursday 12:00 - 8:00 pm, Friday 12:00 -4:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Price:  $80

Dilico Anishinabek (Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, TB skin tests are currently suspended)

200 Anemki Place

626-5200

Hours of Operation:  one step:  Wednesdays 5:00 - 8:00 pm  /  two step: Fridays 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Price:  $40 for employment / no charge for school

Aurora Family Health Clinic (Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, completing TB skin tests for Aurora patients only)

600 Harbour Expressway (Inside Superstore)

285-1894

Hours of Operation:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Special Instruction:  Appointments to be scheduled with the nurse

White Cedar Pharmacy 

125 Vickers Street, South

475-4357

Hours of Operation:  Mon, Tues, Wed 9:30am – 4:30pm (last patient between 1:00 and 2:00 pm)

Price: $30 for one step / $60 for two step

Special Instruction:  Walk in clinic

Ridgeway Clinic (Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, TB skin tests are currently suspended)

1001 Ridgeway Street, East

622-0601

Hours of Operation:  Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 12:00 - 4:00 pm

Confederation College Health Centre (TB skin testing for students only)

1450 Nikita Drive, Main Floor, Shuniah Building "Health Centre"

475-6169

Testing is available for students only

Hours of Operation:  Monday & Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Price:  $40 for one step / $80 for two step

Janzen's Pharmacy Travel & Flu Immunizations Clinic (Appointments Only)

Northwood Location

504 Edward Street, North

345-1191, Ext. 4

 

Westfort Location

129 Frederica Street, West

345-1191, Ext. 4

 

Algoma Street Location

#240 - 63 Algoma Street, North

345-1191, Ext. 4

 

Lillie Street Location

300 Lillie Street, North

345-1191, Ext 4

 

Hours of Operation:  Call to book appointment

Price:  One Step $55.00 + HST  (Two step = 2 tests)

Special Instructions:  Non-medically essential tb skin testing for the purposes of employment or education.  For more information visit www.janzens.ca/travel

TB test results

A negative skin test indicates that you are free from TB.

A positive skin test means that at some point you have been exposed to TB. It does not necessarily mean that you have active TB. Additional testing will be necessary prior to starting work.

Submitting certificates

You will be required to submit a certificate indicating the date of the test and the result, to the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division at 125 Syndicate Ave. S., Thunder Bay.

Office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Applying

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