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B.C. hospital occupancy remains far below pre-pandemic times

B.C. hospital occupancy remains far below pre-pandemic times

77.1% of B.C. hospitals beds are filled. Pre-pandemic, occupancy exceeded 100%.
Ex-China hostage Michael Kovrig gets COVID-19 vaccine in Canada

Ex-China hostage Michael Kovrig gets COVID-19 vaccine in Canada

One of freed diplomat’s first public appearances is to receive vaccination in Toronto.
This interactive map shows COVID vaccine requirements around the globe

This interactive map shows COVID vaccine requirements around the globe

Canadians should always check travel requirements twice before they leave.
Rising COVID-19 cases in East Fraser Valley region prompt new set of restrictions

Rising COVID-19 cases in East Fraser Valley region prompt new set of restrictions

The restrictions are aimed at reducing transmission of the virus. Public health hopes they also raise the vaccination rate in the affected communities.
B.C. sees 'concerning' COVID-19 spike in unvaccinated children

B.C. sees 'concerning' COVID-19 spike in unvaccinated children

The province's top doc says cases among children are a reflection of community vaccination rates.
COVID booster doses to begin rolling out next week for seniors in long-term care, assisted living

COVID booster doses to begin rolling out next week for seniors in long-term care, assisted living

Residents will also be getting the influenza vaccine along with the booster.
Few people qualify for COVID vaccine exemption, says disease specialist

Few people qualify for COVID vaccine exemption, says disease specialist

“There is so much misinformation out there it’s astonishing."
COVID-19 kills 18 more in B.C.

COVID-19 kills 18 more in B.C.

Death toll from pandemic in the province rises to 1,940
B.C. reveals full extent of COVID-19 hospitalizations

B.C. reveals full extent of COVID-19 hospitalizations

152 additional B.C. hospital beds now known to be occupied with people who have had COVID-19
Fact check: COVID-19 vaccines are safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers

Fact check: COVID-19 vaccines are safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers

As hospitalizations climb, B.C. is calling on pregnant women to get vaccinated. Still concerned? We answer your questions.