Why some hospital PR executives and staff on leave have received COVID-19 vaccines before front-line staff

Article Link: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/why-some-hospital-pr-executives-and-staff-on-leave-have-received-covid-19-vaccines-before-front-line-staff-1.5262295

As thousands of front-line workers remain susceptible to COVID-19, a surprising group of people has been vaccinated ahead of them. Among the less than one per cent of Canadians immunized against the novel coronavirus, those who have received vaccinations include researchers, public relations executives and hospital staff on leave. Despite the insistence from health officials that the scarce vaccines would first be reserved for the highest-risk populations, including health-care workers in COVID-19 wards and in long-term care homes, staff who have little to no interaction with patients have already received the jab.