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September 29, 2022

COVID-19 Situation Report

This BCCDC report provides weekly data and refers to pandemic phases defined by population-level changes.

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September 29, 2022

Geographic distribution of COVID-19 by local health area of case residence

Epi-Week 38 Cases September 18 to 24, 2022.

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September 29, 2022

BCCDC COVID-19 Long Term Care, Assisted Living & Other Residential Outbreak Report

A weekly update for Long-Term Care, Assisted Living & Other Residential Living Facilities.

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September 29, 2022

Relationship Declarations in the EHR - It is your responsibility

When opening an electronic health record (EHR) you are accessing confidential patient information. It is mandatory that you establish the relationship (reason for accessing) you have to the patient record you are opening for accountability purposes.

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September 29, 2022

Provincial Update – Fall Respiratory Season

Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry held a provincial briefing this afternoon to provide an update on the upcoming respiratory season – including modeling of what is expected.

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September 29, 2022

Important information on the Influenza vaccine

This Island Health guidance document provides updated information on the Influenza vaccine as follows: This flu season everyone 6 months and older is eligible for a free flu vaccine, this year, you can book the COVID-19 booster and flu vaccines together during the same appointment. Watch for your invitation with confirmation number to book your appointment starting in October 2022.

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September 29, 2022

FAQ: COVID-19 Fall 2022 Booster

This Island Health guidance document provides updated questions and answers as follows: What’s new in Fall 2022?, Who is recommended to get the fall booster?, How do I book an appointment? Is the COVID-19 vaccine available for children under the age of five? And more.

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September 28, 2022

A message from Dr. Réka Gustafson, Chief Medical Health Officer

The work toward recovery in our personal and professional lives and in the health care system continues as we prepare for another respiratory season. Island Health anticipates that influenza will also return after two seasons of low influenza activity.

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September 28, 2022

Update to COVID-19 testing guidance and PCR tests for health care workers

Provincial COVID-19 testing guidance has been updated.

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September 28, 2022

It’s More Than an Orange Shirt

September 30th is about more than just showing support by wearing orange, it's about what it means to wear orange and how to become an ally to our Indigenous Peoples.

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