Island Health Medical Staff Updates

Posted on: February 18, 2021

Island Health Medical Staff Updates—February 18
BCCDC COVID-19 Case Reports


Today’s New Cases

New Cases since February 16 (last bulletin)

Active Cases

Currently hospitalized (ICU)

Cumulative Cases

Total Deaths





224 (60)



Island Health




18 (7)



PHO/MHO News Release, BC COVID-19 Dashboard, BCCDC COVID-19 Canadian and Global Epidemiology

New Cases:

Island Health Vaccine Update:

  • Due to low vaccine supply last week, only modest increases were made in Phase 1 vaccination.
  • The B.C. Immunization Plan resumes this week with higher than expected deliveries of the Pfizer vaccine for both first and second doses. 
  • Focus this week: Second doses for LTC/AL; First-dose for med-surg; Planning for more than 30 immunization clinics in large and small communities across Island Health; Second-dose clinics are getting underway in rural and remote Indigenous communities.
  • Immunization Update | Wednesday February 17, 2021

Outbreak Alerts

  • No new cases reported in Wexhord Creek and Eden Gardens LTC homes in Nanaimo

COVID-19 Situation Report | Wednesday February 17, 2021

Geographic distribution of COVID-19 by local health area of residence| Feb 7-13

AGMPs & PPE Requirements

  • The list of symptoms (page 2) has been simplified and updated; the CPR entry in the list of AGMPs (page 3) has been updated to ‘CPR – for airway management’ to align with BCCDC recommendations.


Primary Care Update Newsletter

  • Includes information for primary care on the immunization plan, primary care immunizers, and more.

Patient Masking Response Guidelines for Outpatient Clinics

  • Island Health guidance to encourage medical-grade mask use and how to respond should patients and/or their essential support people decline to don a medical grade mask.

Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Cerner EHR experiences

  • Join lower mainland medical staff colleagues discuss and share their experiences with the Cerner Electronic Health Record Initiative roll out.

President & CEO Messages:

Upcoming new webinars, rounds and courses:




All upcoming events found on the Calendar of Events page.