The fourth wave of BC’s COVID-19 infection is showing signs of stabilizing, with 823 cases recorded on Saturday, 641 on Saturday and 520 on Monday.
Nine more corona virus-related deaths were reported over the weekend, bringing the total to 1,865 since the onset of the epidemic. Three deaths occurred in the Fraser Health Region, three in Admissions Health, two on Vancouver Island and one in the Vancouver Coast.
As of Monday, September 13, BC hospitals have 278 people, down from 281 on Friday, and 139 in the intensive care unit, three since Friday. Health Minister Adrian Dix said 38 of them were under the age of 50 and 37 had not been fully vaccinated.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, said a new public health order would take effect on October 26, making the vaccine a “condition of employment” for healthcare workers, contractors and volunteers. The Ministry of Health requires healthcare workers to provide their stipend status to their employer, with the original plan requiring people who are not fully vaccinated to do so before each work day. Be present for corona virus testing.
By October 26, Henry said, an expert panel would review any “rare” medical or religious waiver claims and approve the employment to continue. “Anyone who chooses not to be vaccinated will be put on unpaid leave,” he said.
The BC Health Authority runs scheduled appointment and walk-in vaccinated 19 vaccination clinics across the province. Complete list of clinic locations and hours by area. Can be found here. Registration and booking appointments in BC. Can be done here, Or by calling 1-833-838-2323 seven days a week between 7am and 7pm.