Nationwide Financial institution of Canada plans vaccination clinics for workers and their households

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The National Bank of Canada logo is seen outside a branch in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on February 14, 2019. REUTERS / Chris Wattie / File Photo

By Nicola Saminather

TORONTO (Reuters) – The National Bank of Canada (OTC 🙂 will be the first major bank in the country to offer COVID-19 booster vaccinations to employees and their family members, and to set up four vaccination sites across Quebec starting Monday.

The clinics will be located in Montreal, Laval, Brossard and Quebec City and will be open to employees and their families over 30, a bank spokesman told Reuters via email.

The bank has also partnered with other Quebec-based companies to set up vaccination clinics at the start of the pandemic, the spokesman said. The National Bank was one of 13 major employers hosted by the Quebec government clinics were selected for vaccination in the workplace, local media reported in April.

None of the other major Canadian banks offer such clinics, but they do give employees paid time off to get vaccinated.

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