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September 28, 2022

Province prepares for fall respiratory viruses, encourages people to get vaccinated

With the start of the respiratory illness season, it is expected that COVID-19 cases will increase as more people gather indoors. The Province is preparing for the possibility of an influenza surge, following two years of low influenza rates due to public health restrictions that reduced travel and socialization.

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September 28, 2022

Nearly 1,500 lost to illicit drugs in first eight months of 2022

Preliminary reporting released by the BC Coroners Service shows that the toxic drug supply claimed the lives of at least 169 British Columbians in August 2022, bringing the total number of lives lost in the calendar year to 1,468.

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September 28, 2022

Island Health Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccination Information 2022-2023

A message from the Office of the Chief Medical Health Officer: Seasonal Influenza vaccine will be delivered to BC in Late September/early October. Vaccine will be distributed as it arrives on Vancouver Island, which is anticipated to begging the week of October 3rd. Concurrent vaccine administration of the bivalent COVID-19 and Influenza vaccine is encouraged.

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September 27, 2022

Long-Term Care Program Newsletter

In this September 2022 episode of Between the Lines you'll find: Suicide Awareness & resources, San'Yas Cultural Safety and Humility course, Continued Wound Wise knowledge sharing AND more.

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September 26, 2022

Deadline Extended for BC Quality Awards Nominations!

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council are celebrating people and projects that improved the quality of health care in BC – and you now have more time to nominate them! Learn more about the categories, how to submit a nomination and how winners will be recognized. Plus, check out these top tips for writing a great nomination!

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September 26, 2022

Upcoming Wellness Webinars

Register in ​the Learning Hub for any of these free upcoming Wellness webinars.

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September 23, 2022

Annual Canada West Health Leaders Conference

This year's conference will be held virtually on November 9-10, 2022. This conference is a large gathering of health system decision-makers which includes trustees, chief executive officers, directors, managers and department heads. Participants represent health regions, authorities and networks, hospitals, long-term care organizations, public health agencies, community care, mental health services and social work.

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September 22, 2022

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

Epi-Week 37 Cases September 11 to 17, 2022.

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September 22, 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 22, 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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