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January 17, 2022

COVID-19 outbreak update: 8 South East at Royal Jubilee Hospital

One more COVID-19 case has been associated with the outbreak declared at RJH. The outbreak remains limited to 8 South East in the general medicine unit at RJH. The additional case is a patient on the unit.

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January 17, 2022

Updated: Order of the Provincial Health Officer: Gatherings & Events

Updated to repeal and replace orders made on December 22, 2021 in regards to gatherings & events. This Order does not have an expiration date. Updated on January 17, 2022.

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January 17, 2022

Update to Communicable Disease Control Manual, Chapter 2: Immunization, Part 4 – Biological Products

Updates were made to the Immunization Manual to indicate people who are pregnant may receive a booster at least 8 weeks after their primary series.

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January 15, 2022

Island Health declares three COVID-19 outbreaks over, declares additional outbreaks in Victoria

Island Health has declared three long-term care outbreaks over, while declaring new outbreaks at sites in Victoria.

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January 14, 2022

Staff and Medical Staff Booster Clinics

Island Healthis increasing access to COVID-19 booster vaccines for staff and medical staff with site-based clinics over the next few weeks. This week - clinics are confirmed for VGH, RJH, NRGH, CDH, and CRGH, and others are still being confirmed.

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January 14, 2022

Provincial Health Officer Provides new modeling COVID-19 modeling Update

New January modeling update for COVID-19 in BC includes Daily case rates for large Canadian provinces Jan 1, 2021 to Jan 11, 2022, 7 day total case counts by local health area, New daily COVID-19 hospitalization counts and rates per 1,000,000 Jan 1, 2021 to Jan 8, 2022, COVID-19 Health Outcomes by vaccination status, BC 11 Dec 2021 to 10 Jan 2022 and more.

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January 14, 2022

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

As of Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, 89.0% (4,436,446) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.3% (4,152,386) have received their second dose.

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January 14, 2022

Pandemic Planning COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 modelling was presented today by Dr. Bonnie Henry, and it shows the Omicron wave may have peaked last weekend. However, the peak of hospitalizations is still to come, and will likely coincide with the peak of health-care worker illness with the virus.

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January 14, 2022

Updated: COVID-19 Outbreak Acute Care Playbook

Please see the yellow-highlighted sections and Change Log within the document for the updated information. This COVID-19 Outbreak Acute Care Playbook is designed to enable the best-possible decisions in preparation for and responding to a COVID-19 outbreak in all acute care environments.

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January 14, 2022

Booster dose considerations for those who received 1-dose Janssen vaccine January 13, 2022

The following Q&A is intended for health care professionals. Questions include Is a booster dose recommended following one dose of Janssen vaccine?, What if a client has a contraindication or refuses an mRNA vaccine for their booster dose?, and much more.

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