I am very upset!
For my entire life, I have been nothing less than 150% proud to be a Canadian. That is, until 2021.
Not only does Canada not have any COVID vaccine producing laboratories, but now we are behind in vaccinations.
In Ontario, the government seemed to have a good roll out system. My dad was able to get his first dose two weeks ago and was slated to get his second on April 5th. Since the recommended best second dose is about 4-6 weeks.
But our government has a different idea. Because they are clearly the experts. Not the people who created it?
Our government has decided that they want more people to get their first dose. Which I completely agree with! But not my dad has to wait until JUNE to get his second dose! Which is INSANE!
And what about teachers? Teachers are essential workers. We HAVE to go to work. The government has kept schools open when everyone else is under stay at home orders. They won’t do anything to stop people from traveling to stop the spread of the virus, but apparently as soon as you get your teaching certificate you are immune to the virus so we are all ok?!
Except that we are not. I’m not slated, under the new rules and regulations, to get my first dose until the end of June or beginning of July. Which is extremely inconvenient because for at least the next two days I am stuck at home.
I have a new runny nose and sore throat, so until I can prove that I tested negative, I can’t go back to work. I got tested this morning, but one of the questions I was asked this morning during my appointment was if I was vaccinated yet. Like what an insane question to ask me! I’m clearly not over 80. How on earth would I be vaccinated in Ontario?!
For the first time in my life, I am ashamed of the government in Canada. I am ashamed of our health care system. I am annoyed and frustrated that we as citizens are not being taken care of.