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January 14, 2021

16 new cases today, Island Health total 1,198

There are 27 active cases in the north, 124 central and 38 in the south island.

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January 14, 2021

South Island MSA Award Winners

South Island MSA have recognized those who received Recognition Awards at this year’s Annual General Meeting. Congratulations Drs: Elisabeth Crisci, Shauna Tierney, Ian Thompson, Paul Winston, Gus Chan and Jacques Smit.

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January 13, 2021

Appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations

​​​​​​​Under the guidance of the B.C. government’s COVID-19 vaccination strategy, the next priority group to be immunized includes hospital-based health care workers providing care for COVID-19 patients in settings like intensive care units, emergency departments and medical/surgical units, in addition to paramedics.

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January 13, 2021

Dr. Jerome Dansereau receives Lifetime Achievement award

This award is given to a member of our medical staff who is seen to have made a major contribution to our services, and to the populations of Vancouver Island.

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January 13, 2021

COVID Vaccination Update

Island Health continues to move forward with our COVID-19 vaccination program, offering vaccination appointments to the priority groups identified in the B.C. government's vaccine distribution strategy.

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January 13, 2021

President & CEO and Chief MHO Joint Update

There are two vaccination successes to highlight today.

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January 13, 2021

Victoria Collection Site Move

The collection site at the Victoria Health Unit has closed it’s doors to testing and assessment and is moving to a new location at the ICBC Claim Centre facility at 425 Dunedin Street, effective Thursday, January 14th

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January 13, 2021

28 new cases reported today, Island Health total 1,182

There are 27 active cases in the north, 130 central and 39 in the south island.

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January 13, 2021

Open Letter from First Nations Health Authority and Island Health CEOs

We are deeply saddened by the racist commentary which has arisen within the community in response to the hardship being experienced by Cowichan Tribes. First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and Island Health strongly condemn these inappropriate actions. We commit to ensuring this racism has no place in our support for Cowichan Tribes.

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January 12, 2021

President & CEO COVID Update

Thank you to the nearly 400 staff and medical staff who joined us today for the first Town Hall of 2021. Given the volume of questions about the vaccine it was clear there is great interest, and some angst, about the year ahead – which is perfectly understandable in a world with so much change and uncertainty. For those of you unable to participate in the Town Hall, I want to share with you here what I shared earlier today.

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