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Health Canada warns of counterfeit COVID-19 rapid test kits

Health Canada warns of counterfeit COVID-19 rapid test kits

People suspecting they have counterfeit kits should not use them and can report them to Health Canada.
B.C. COVID-19 ICU patient count at two-month high

B.C. COVID-19 ICU patient count at two-month high

Most pandemic data metrics have been relatively flat in past month
COVID vaccinations now available for children ages six months to four years in B.C.

COVID vaccinations now available for children ages six months to four years in B.C.

There are approximately 200,000 children ages six months to four years in B.C. who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-vaccination registration opens for children six months to four years

COVID-vaccination registration opens for children six months to four years

Register online at getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca or phone 1-833-838-2323
B.C.’s COVID-19 hospitalizations tick down slightly

B.C.’s COVID-19 hospitalizations tick down slightly

While hospitalizations have dropped, deaths have grown over the past week.
Wuhan market ground zero for COVID-19 pandemic, confirm two studies

Wuhan market ground zero for COVID-19 pandemic, confirm two studies

“There's a very, very strong case that the Huanan market was indeed the epicentre,” said one of the researchers.
B.C. man dealing with a paralysis reaction to COVID vaccine frustrated by slow government support

B.C. man dealing with a paralysis reaction to COVID vaccine frustrated by slow government support

Julian Scholefield said the paralysis came over the course of a few hours, just 12 days after he received his second dose of a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
B.C. nurse suspended for creating fake COVID-19 vaccine cards

B.C. nurse suspended for creating fake COVID-19 vaccine cards

Nurse entered into a consent agreement with B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives to address professional misconduct
'Give people the power': B.C.'s post-COVID network sheds light on long-term suffering

'Give people the power': B.C.'s post-COVID network sheds light on long-term suffering

With five clinics across B.C., the post-COVID network is offering support to long COVID patients who could otherwise go undiagnosed.
Pediatric COVID vaccine to be offered to B.C. infants and toddlers beginning Aug. 2

Pediatric COVID vaccine to be offered to B.C. infants and toddlers beginning Aug. 2

Parents are encouraged to register children for COVID vaccination at gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated