Joint statement on first deployment of AstraZeneca vaccine in B.C.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer (PHO), and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement regarding British Columbia’s COVID-19 response:
“As the first doses of AstraZeneca/SII (AZ/SII) arrive in B.C., work is underway to use this vaccine to assist with outbreak response in communities and protect workers throughout the province.
“When B.C. initially launched its COVID-19 Immunization Plan, we were hopeful additional vaccines would be approved so we could allocate them to priority and front-line workers and industries ahead of Phase 3.
“Now, the initial shipment of AZ/SII vaccine will be used to protect workers in industries where full use of personal protective equipment and barriers can be challenging, outbreaks and clusters have occurred or are ongoing, and workers must live or work in congregate settings. These efforts will complement B.C.’s foundational age-based immunization plan.
“Immunizing workers in these settings will not only protect workers, it will also protect the communities around them, including many rural, remote and Indigenous communities.
“By deploying AZ/SII in this way, B.C. will be able to manage outbreaks, prevent them before they occur and deploy vaccines strategically to reduce COVID-19 transmission in B.C.
“Public health and WorkSafeBC have identified the highest risk categories of worksites through the COVID-19 Workplace Task Group established by the PHO in November 2020. These include:
- food processing plants, including poultry, fruit and fish processing;
- agricultural operations with congregate worker accommodations, including farms, nurseries and greenhouses;
- large industrial camps under the PHO Industrial Camps order with congregate accommodations for workers; and
- other large congregate living settings for workers where isolation and quarantine is difficult and outbreaks are ongoing.
“Remember, the best vaccine for you is the one available now. The BC Immunization Committee is reviewing the latest data and recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization to determine additional workplaces that will be prioritized for immunization using the AZ/SII vaccine. The updated plan for additional shipments of AZ/SII vaccine will be released in the coming days.”
Tue, Apr 13, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Dewdrop Ridge – Battle Bluff Route
Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 10:24 pm - Arjun Singh posted on their blog: Late evening musings on one of Kamloops’ Council’s critical responsibilities…
Sat, Apr 10, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Tranquille Hills Hike – Kamloops Trails
Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 8:30 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: On the Savona to Sabiston Trail in March
Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 3:33 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Protecting the planet can prevent pandemics
Sun, Apr 4, 2021 at 8:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Hiking Rabbit Island in March
Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Siphon Draw to Flatiron Summit
Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 5:19 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Supreme Court decision puts Canada on right track for carbon pricing
Mon, Mar 29, 2021 at 9:00 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: On Tranquille Ridge – Kamloops Trails
Fri Apr 9 to Sat May 8 KSO Presents: Charlie Parker w/ Strings
Sat Apr 17 No Instruments Required
Fri Apr 23 to Sat May 22 KSO Presents: Voilà Viola!
Sun Apr 25 A Celebration with ZZ Top (New Date)
Thu Apr 29 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
Wed May 5 Renovate Smart Kamloops Virtual Home Energy Performance Workshop
Sat May 15 A Virtual Choir Spring Fling
Thu May 27 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
Sat May 29 Amadeus
Tue Jun 8 Renovate Smart Kamloops Virtual Home Energy Performance Workshop
Sat Jun 12 New Music for Piano and Viola
Thu Jun 24 Artist Coffee – Virtual Meet Up
Thu Jul 1 to Tue Aug 31 Music in the Park
Wed Jul 14 Renovate Smart Kamloops Virtual Home Energy Performance Workshop