Some Calgary nurses say they were scared when protesters disrupted a mobile vaccination clinic.
Calgary police had to be called to the Mount Royal University clinic during noon Thursday.
Nurse Afusat Kasumu said it started when a woman came to the clinic saying she wanted the injection for her daughter and asked for the ingredients.
When Kasumu showed her a vial of vaccine, the woman, who turned out to be a protester, began yelling at the medical team.
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“She was like, ‘Why are you doing this? What a shame!’ And I said, ‘You can go out, this is our own territory. If you want to do something, go away. ‘
Her nursing partner, Khenj Pérez, said she was worried about what would happen.
“I was actually scared, because I was thinking, like, they’re going to hurt or throw something on the bus. Yes, we had to call the police. “
Officers and campus security arrived on the scene and broke up the protest.
The Calgary Emergency Management Agency said it is working closely with Calgary Police and its partners to ensure that staff and citizens who access our mobile vaccination stations feel safe.
A press release on Friday said: “All of our partners respond quickly to the escalating protests. We are aware of the Mount Royal University incident and the rapid response of the Calgary Police Service.
“This is a unique municipal service that we are providing to respond to the pandemic and, as such, we continually evaluate our protocols to ensure that we are operating in the best possible way.”
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