Great truck training academy Covid-19 Vaccination Policy Statement

On August 31, 2021, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities released the Postsecondary Education Health Measures Framework for Fall 2021. Included in this framework were requirements for postsecondary institutions to have a COVID-19 vaccination policy in place by September 7, 2021, including requirements for providing proof of vaccination, exemptions, testing and an education program

In step with other PCC, Great Truck Training Academy will be launching an Immunization Policy and Procedures that will require proof of vaccination for all that have been enrolled for training with Great Truck Training Academy in order to have access to the College’s campus.

For those who do not submit proof of vaccination, there will be a requirement to be able to participate in regular testing at least once per week to access Great Truck Training Academy campus

This decision follows extensive reviews of public health evidence and has been mandated by Ministry of Health.

In preparation, we strongly urge everyone who plans on getting registered with Great Truck Training Academy to schedule their first or second dose as soon as possible (in keeping with the required minimum period between doses) – and to receive the first dose before the start of any training.

The pandemic is ever-evolving and so must our approaches – the PCC Immunization Policy is in response to this evolution and direction from the Chief Medical Officer of Health. I am extremely thankful to our scientific and public health communities for their roles in bringing us to a place where options exist so that we can enjoy the living, learning, and working environments of Great Truck Training Academy.

As we approach the Fall 2021, it is clear that vaccination is the most effective tool we have to provide for the health and safety of our community – and also enact our social responsibility to be on the other side of the pandemic as quickly as possible. So many of you have done this already, evidenced by our stellar provincial vaccination rates, but we still have a way to go towards recommended levels for population immunity.

Rupinder S. Kamboj