There is a data discrepancy between Island Health and the BC CDC, based on the timing of COVID-19 results.
British Columbia is updating its immunization strategy for COVID-19 today as Premier John Horgan is scheduled to be joined by health officials to lay out the latest on the government's plan.
A woman healthcare worker died in Gurugram on Friday, days after she received a COVID-19 vaccine shot. Mobile vaccination clinics, retrofitting vehicles like transit buses, will be used to access more rural communities, and people who are unable to leave their homes. We offer our condolences to everyone who has lost their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.
There have been no new outbreaks in health-care facilities, but six have been declared over.
Fraser Health says there are also new outbreaks at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, the rehabilitation unit at Queen's Park Care Centre in the same city, and the Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre.
"We need to remember our risk remains high right now, even as we protect more and more people with vaccine", the statement reads.
Phase 1, started in December until February: Clinics across the province continue to immunize long-term care and assisted living residents, staff, and essential visitors, those waiting for long-term care, remote Indigenous communities and hospital workers working with COVID-19.
More specifically, those aged 25 to 34 will be able to receive their first dose in August and their second dose in September, and those aged 18 to 24 will be eligible for both doses in September. This includes staying home when we are sick, getting tested, washing our hands, giving a safe distance to others and following our safety basics. "But in the meantime, right now, it's more important than ever to continue following the precautions and use our layers of protection".
"We can break the chains of transmission and bend the curve through our individual actions".