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January 11, 2022

Elk Lake swim to raise funds for Saanich Peninsula Hospital Long-Term Care

Lucas Gentina has been a Rehabilitation Assistant for the seniors of SPH's Long-term Care for the past three years. Now he wants to swim Elk Lake in support of them. Please support Lucas’ 2 km swim this January 17th.

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January 11, 2022

Cognitive Health Initiative Lunch and Learn January 19th

The Neil and Susan Manning Cognitive Health Initiative​ (CHI) invites you to join the next, fully accredited, Lunch and Learn Series on Wednesday January 19th from 12-1pm.

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January 10, 2022

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

As of Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, 88.7% (4,423,328) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.2% (4,145,023) have received their second dose.

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January 10, 2022

Order of the Provincial Health Officer: Regulated and Unregulated Health Professionals SARS-CoV-2 Immunization

This order explains that authorized health professionals set out in column A of Appendix A, may perform an Immunization Activity, as authorized by this order, without undue risk to the health or safety of the patient or any other person. Authorized health professionals include Dentists, Midwives, Retired Registered Nurse, Retired Registered Psychiatric Nurse and much more.

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January 10, 2022

Clinical Practice Guide for the Use of Sotrovimab in Patients with COVID-19

Sotrovimab is a monoclonal antibody that neutralizes the spike protein of the SARS-COV-2 virus, preventing entry into human cells and replication. Sotrovimab is active against variants of concern including Omicron.

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January 10, 2022

Extreme Weather - Wind and Rain

High winds (90 to 110km per hour) for North and Coastal sections of Vancouver Island are expected to ease by Monday afternoon, and another atmospheric river is forecast Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night for West, East and Inland Vancouver Island.

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January 10, 2022

Caring Spirit Awards

Congratulations to the below physicians who are honoured with Caring Spirit Awards in December, 2021!

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January 10, 2022

Updated BCCDC guidance for COVID-19 testing for public

BCCDC updates information about when to get tested. To preserve testing capacity, sites may prioritize testing for: those at risk of more severe disease; and those who live or work in high-risk settings such as healthcare workers.

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January 7, 2022

Pandemic Planning COVID-19 Update

In addition to ramping-up our community clinics, and a growing list of pharmacies providing boosters, Island Health is providing site-based clinics to immunize as many care providers and employees as possible. Since December 22, more than 3,000 boosters have been provided at clinics at NIH-Comox, CDH, WCGH, NRGH, SPH, VGH and RJH.

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January 7, 2022

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

As of Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, 88.5% (4,410,494) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.1% (4,142,030) have received their second dose.

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