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Burnaby T&T grocery store blows past goal for vaccinating workers

The vaccination rate is well above the city's average
An employee works the cash register checkout at a grocery store. Photo: Getty Images

A Burnaby businesses is telling its customers about meeting and then surpassing its goal for getting workers vaccinated for COVID-19.

T&T, which operates at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby, has posted a notice on its website that it has hit the 78% mark for its workers receiving the first dose. The initial goal was 70%, the company said, out of its 5,300 workers.

“We will continue to do all that we can to keep a safe working and shopping environment,” the company said in a post, adding that even if customers are vaccinated, they will still be required to wear a mask while shopping.

T&T has been one of the most transparent companies in B.C., posting each and every staff coronavirus case on its website.

The BCCDC says Burnaby has seen a 41 to 60% vaccination coverage rate of adults who are 18 years of age and older and 61 to 80% for the 55 and older age group.

The latest numbers on COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada as of 4:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday May 26, 2021.

In Canada, the provinces are reporting 499,352 new vaccinations administered for a total of 21,637,608 doses given. Nationwide, 1,694,908 people or 4.5 per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated. The provinces have administered doses at a rate of 57,092.403 per 100,000.

There were 1,598,890 new vaccines delivered to the provinces and territories for a total of 25,368,894 doses delivered so far. The provinces and territories have used 85.29 per cent of their available vaccine supply.

British Columbia is reporting 183,467 new vaccinations administered for a total of 2,927,487 doses given. The province has administered doses at a rate of 570.485 per 1,000. In the province, 2.90 per cent (148,580) of the population has been fully vaccinated. There were 201,000 new vaccines delivered to British Columbia for a total of 3,499,560 doses delivered so far. The province has received enough of the vaccine to give 68 per cent of its population a single dose. The province has used 83.65 per cent of its available vaccine supply.

- With files from the Canadian Press