‘Rare exceptions’ to B.C.’s vaccine mandate will be allowed for workers in assisted living, long-term care – CBC

People with legitimate medical conditions could be exempt from the vaccine mandate, says Ministry of Health

Aug 17, 2021

It didn’t take long for Katherine Klassen to realize something was wrong after she got her first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

She got the jab in January, along with her long-term care co-workers, who were prioritized under B.C.’s Immunization Plan.

“We were all really, really excited,” she told CBC News.

But five minutes later, she noticed a rash start spreading from her hand up to her arm.

“Then my throat and my chest started to get itchy and tight, and then my eyes started to get itchy and watery,” she said.

Klassen was rushed to hospital and administered multiple shots of epinephrine to treat her adverse reaction to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. She says doctors are still trying to figure out exactly what element of the vaccine caused it.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/rare-exceptions-to-b-c-s-vaccine-mandate-will-be-allowed-for-workers-in-assisted-living-long-term-care-1.6142988

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