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April 8, 2021

68 new cases, Island Health total 3,804

Posted on: April 8, 2021

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April 8, 2021

Primary Care Update: COVID-19

The new provincial Get Vaccinated Booking and Registration System launched yesterday morning – and by 2pm yesterday, more than 160,000 British Columbians had registered, with nearly 24,000 eligible people booking vaccination appointments. For people in the 55-65 year demographic, Health Minister Adrian Dix shared yesterday that more than 200,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine will be distributed to select pharmacies around the province this week.

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April 7, 2021

April 7th COVID-19 Weekly Immunization Update

MILESTONE: As of April 6th, our immunizing teams delivered 150,273 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine, just over 20% of the Island's adult population.

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April 7, 2021

Hiring Support for Immunization Clinics -- a Herculean Effort

The Island Health Human Resources team has screened more than 1,400 applicants for a variety of positions to assist with immunization clinics throughout the region.

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April 7, 2021

COVID-19 Situation Report

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

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April 7, 2021

Vaccination pilot project targets those in hospital

A COVID-19 inpatient vaccination pilot project took place at VGH and NRGH to test vaccination processes for admitted patients - for people that are in hospital for a few days or longer.

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April 7, 2021

68 new cases, Island Health total 3,736

Posted on: April 7, 2021

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April 7, 2021

Five Days in May: Relational Roots of Indigenous COVID Research

In this talk, we will engage in a form of visiting to share our thoughts and perspectives about the vital role relationship plays in research involving Indigenous Peoples. We will use the recent surge of Indigenous COVID research as an example of the critical role of established, meaningful relationships in facilitating rapid research opportunities.

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April 7, 2021

Essential Visits and Changes

​Essential visits are a vital part of care and recovery, and we need to continue balance the need for safety with the need for connection between individuals and their families. Read on to get updates on the latest status of essential visits in LTC/AL and Acute Care.

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April 6, 2021

President & CEO and Chief MHO Joint Update

The new provincial Get Vaccinated Booking and Registration System launched today – and by 2pm, more than 160,000 British Columbians had registered, with nearly 24,000 eligible people booking vaccination appointments!

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