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January 5, 2022

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

As of Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, 88.3% (4,402,649) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.0% (4,138,255) have received their second dose.

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January 5, 2022

Island Health declares COVID-19 outbreaks at five long-term care homes

Outbreaks declared at Aberdeen Hospital, Glenwarren Lodge, Selkirk Seniors Village in Victoria and Kiwanis Village Lodge, Eden Gardens in Nanaimo.

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January 5, 2022

Weather Warning - heavy, blowing snow and freezing rain

Be prepared for heavy snowfall and blowing snow and possibly freezing rain starting Wednesday afternoon into Thursday as a low pressure system approaches the BC coast this evening.

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January 5, 2022

Supporting anxious adults and youth with their COVID-19 vaccinations

With access to reliable, factual information and support from experienced Public Health professionals on-site at Island Health immunization clinics, anxiety and fear should not be barriers to getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

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January 4, 2022

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

As of Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, 88.3% (4,399,771) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83% (4,136,540) have received their second dose.

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January 4, 2022

Pandemic Planning COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 hospitalizations are increasing in Island Health. Today we have 40 active cases, and another 28 hospitalized for COVID who are no longer infectious. That is an increase of 21 patients in the past week. In critical care, we’ve increased from 9 to 16 active cases in the past week.

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January 4, 2022

How is COVID-19 transmitted?

COVID-19 is transmitted mainly through close-range large and small (aerosol) respiratory droplets when an infected person speaks, breathes, sings, coughs or sneezes. This poster provides information on what measures can one take to protect themselves and everyone else from COVID-19? What measures do health-care organizations and facilities take to protect everyone? and much more.

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January 4, 2022

Chain of Infection in Health-Care Settings

This document provides information on what causes COVID-19, who is at risk of infection, how the virus enters the body, how the virus exits the body and much more.

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January 3, 2022

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 9,332 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 264,181 cases in the province.

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December 31, 2021

B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update

As of Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, 88.1% (4,392,141) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.9% (4,133,438) have received their second dose.

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