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July 14, 2021

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

As of Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 79.3% (3,674,169) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 47.3% (2,191,315) received their second dose.

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July 14, 2021

Essential Visitor Information for Acute Care Environments

Information for patients with the following needs, who are eligible for essential visitors for their entire stay. Any stage of critical/serious illness, Palliative; hospice; end of life care and/or medical assistance in dying, Physical care needs (feeding, mobility, personal care), Communication and/or decision-making support and/or Mental wellbeing; spiritual; cultural needs.

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July 14, 2021

1 new cases, Island Health total 5184

Posted on: July 14, 2021

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July 14, 2021

Attention Medical Staff at RJH and VGH

Complete the electronic clinical documentation readiness survey now!

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July 13, 2021

1 new cases, Island Health total 5183

Posted on: July 13, 2021

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July 13, 2021

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

As of Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 79.1% (3,668,403) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 46.0% (2,130,031) have received their second dose.

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July 13, 2021

Island Health is changing staff email addresses to @islandhealth.ca

Leaning on courage and aspiration — two important core values at Island Health — we’re making a change. On Tuesday, September 21st, our email addresses will change from @viha.ca to @islandhealth.ca.

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July 13, 2021

Update to Communicable Disease Control Manual

The recommendation to defer the second dose of mRNA COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for those who experience myocarditis or pericarditis following the first dose has been updated to clarify this event as ‘physician-diagnosed’ myocarditis or pericarditis.

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July 13, 2021

Adverse Events Following Immunization

An adverse event following immunization (AEFI) is any untoward medical occurrence in a vaccine that follows immunization and does not necessarily have a causal relationship with the vaccine or the immunization process. Temporal association alone (i.e., onset of an event following receipt of vaccine) is not proof of causation.

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July 12, 2021

5 new cases, Island Health total 5182

Posted on: July 12, 2021

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