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January 20, 2022

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

As of Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, 89.4% (4,455,046) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.5% (4,161,148) have received their second dose.

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January 20, 2022

Lucas "Happy Guy" Gentina swims Elk Lake for SPH Long-Term Care

Rehabilitation Assistant Lucas Gentina swam two kilometres across a chilly Elk Lake on Jan. 17th, raising more than $11,000 for SPH Long-term care.

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January 19, 2022

Island Health Medical Staff Bulletin

Island Health Medical Staff Bulletin-January 19, 2022

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January 19, 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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January 19, 2022

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

Epi-Week 2 Cases: January 9th to January 15th, 2022.

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January 19, 2022

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

As of Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, 89.3% (4,451,945) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.4% (4,159,043) have received their second dose.

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January 19, 2022

Treating COVID-19 patients with Sotrovimab

New COVID-19 therapies are now available for the treatment of outpatients with mild to moderate illness who are at high risk for progression to hospitalization and severe disease. Monoclonal antibody infusion clinics open at CRH, NRGH, and RJH and work underway to establish additional sites at CDH, WCGH and possibly TGH.

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January 19, 2022

Health Canada approves Pfizer's COVID-19 antiviral treatment

Health Canada has approved Pfizer's COVID-19 therapeutic for use in adults 18 and older, paving the way for the distribution of a potentially lifesaving drug at a time when the country's hospitals are overwhelmed.

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January 19, 2022

PPE During COVID-19 Pandemic

PPE Guidelines have been updated to reflect the return to eye protection requirements when within 2-metres of a patient, resident or client. N95 masking for health-care providers is determined by a Point of Care Risk Assessment. Health-care workers who are required to wear an N95 as part of their duties must be fit tested on an annual basis.

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January 19, 2022

Long-Term Care Newsletter - January 2022

In this year's first edition, the focus is on: Communication skills brush up, Cytotoxic Precautions Alert, Using silver nitrate in LTC, and Introductions for our new CNE's!

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