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Watchdog urges B.C. seniors to book COVID-19 booster shots

Watchdog urges B.C. seniors to book COVID-19 booster shots

Most people in the community 80 and older are due for their boosters now.
One quarter of younger B.C. kids now registered for COVID-19 vaccine

One quarter of younger B.C. kids now registered for COVID-19 vaccine

About 75,000 were already registered Friday when Health Canada approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and another 15,000 signed up afterwards.
B.C. court dismisses constitutional suit against Dr. Bonnie Henry

B.C. court dismisses constitutional suit against Dr. Bonnie Henry

Judge rules orders by B.C.'s top doc were created for the public's protection.
B.C. rollout of COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids expected to start week of Nov. 29

B.C. rollout of COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids expected to start week of Nov. 29

The province is expected to receive enough COVID-19 vaccine for the estimated 360,000 B.C. children age 5-11.
Another Delta variant confirmed in B.C. a reminder to remain vigilant, Henry says

Another Delta variant confirmed in B.C. a reminder to remain vigilant, Henry says

The first confirmed case of the Delta-plus variant known to ­epidemiologists as AY.4.2 has been detected in B.C., says provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.
Canada is dropping the mandatory testing requirement for short cross-border trips

Canada is dropping the mandatory testing requirement for short cross-border trips

You no longer need to be tested for trips under 72 hours.
B.C.'s top doctor emphasizes COVID-19 precautions heading into holiday season

B.C.'s top doctor emphasizes COVID-19 precautions heading into holiday season

Forty-two new cases were reported in Island Health on Tuesday, bringing the total known active cases in the region to 513.
Dr. Bonnie Henry comments on updated guidance on face masks

Dr. Bonnie Henry comments on updated guidance on face masks

"Medical masks do have that extra layer that attracts particles and droplets of viruses," said B.C.'s top doctor.
B.C.’s top doctor expects B.C. children 5-11 can get COVID-19 vaccinations by holidays

B.C.’s top doctor expects B.C. children 5-11 can get COVID-19 vaccinations by holidays

Vaccines already approved in U.S., Israel
B.C. proposes zones around hospitals and schools in response to COVID-19 protests

B.C. proposes zones around hospitals and schools in response to COVID-19 protests

The British Columbia government has introduced legislation that it says would prevent “disruptive behaviour” from affecting schools and health-care facilities.