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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
B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations highest since May

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations highest since May

426 people now in B.C. hospitals with the disease, 34 are in ICUs, which is down by two from last week. Another 22 people died from COVID-19 in the past week. Province says death data is "incomplete."
Union’s case against Coca Cola’s mandatory vaccination policy dismissed, again

Union’s case against Coca Cola’s mandatory vaccination policy dismissed, again

Employee from Richmond facility who refused vaccination referenced Bill Gates in his evidence.
Everything you need to know about Canada's new COVID-19 testing program for air travel

Everything you need to know about Canada's new COVID-19 testing program for air travel

The random testing program will begin next week.
B.C. COVID cases 'rising significantly' in those age 70+ as Omicron variant BA.5 takes hold

B.C. COVID cases 'rising significantly' in those age 70+ as Omicron variant BA.5 takes hold

The B.C. COVID-19 Modelling Group confirms a new wave and variant of Omicron is sweeping the province, with hospitalization expected to rise through July.
B.C. says fourth COVID vaccine doses for age 12 and older will roll out in the fall

B.C. says fourth COVID vaccine doses for age 12 and older will roll out in the fall

B.C. will roll out fourth COVID-19 boosters to those age 12 and older in the fall, with some exceptions for those close to the current age and medical eligibility criteria who want one now.
Adrian Dix comments on whether B.C. will bring COVID-19 restrictions back

Adrian Dix comments on whether B.C. will bring COVID-19 restrictions back

Will B.C. reinstate public health measures as infections climb?
B.C. resists offering fourth dose of COVID vaccine to broader population

B.C. resists offering fourth dose of COVID vaccine to broader population

Canada’s chief public health officer said booster shots could help reduce severe illness if the country sees a COVID-19 resurgence in the fall and winter.
Anti-vaxxers sue City of Quesnel over job losses

Anti-vaxxers sue City of Quesnel over job losses

COVID jabs "experimental vaccines" that could cause unknown side effects, say ex-employees
People going to U.S. for fourth COVID shot, says doctor; eligibility limited in B.C.

People going to U.S. for fourth COVID shot, says doctor; eligibility limited in B.C.

“There are people who have gotten their third dose who are now seeing that they are past six months and they’re saying: ‘Well, I thought that I was supposed to be getting a booster now — why can’t I?’ ”