Rate of unvaccinated B.C. health-care workers falls to 2%, health minister says – CBC

Adrian Dix says 1,548 additional workers have been vaccinated since last update a week ago

Nov 09, 2021

B.C.’s health minister says the province has seen a significant increase in the last week in the number of health-care workers vaccinated against COVID-19.

Across the province, two per cent of workers in the health-care system aren’t vaccinated, Adrian Dix announced Tuesday. Since the last update a week ago, the province has added another 1,548 vaccinated workers to the system, leaving 3,071 unvaccinated and on unpaid leave.

Dix said he was encouraged by the numbers.

“It is our hope that people will continue to get vaccinated,” he said at a live briefing.

COVID-19 vaccination has been required for health-care workers since Oct. 26.

Dix said that while the health-care system is strained and the province doesn’t want to lose any workers because they’re not vaccinated, COVID-19 outbreaks are a much greater threat to the system.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-update-nov9-1.6242615

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