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BC’s Vaccine Card no longer required as of Friday

More COVID-19 health measures are being dropped in the province.

The BC Vaccine Card won’t be needed as of Friday (April 8th), and businesses will transition from a COVID-19 safety plan, to a communicable disease plan.

Vaccine requirements for post secondary students will also be dropped in the province.

A fourth dose of a vaccine will be offered in the spring to people in long term care homes, people aged 70 and older, those who are clinically extremely vulnerable, and Indigenous people aged 55 and older.

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Those groups will start to see their invitations for another booster dose in the coming weeks.

Daily COVID-19 reports will be moving to a weekly format, but will have more detailed information.

Deaths will be reported in a more automated way, but it was noted that the numbers will jump as a result at the beginning.

Health officials expect to see a rise in transmission over the next few months, with modelling that anticipates around a 10%-20% increase in transmission nearing the end of May.

As far as the dominant strain, three different variants of the Omicron strain have taken over in BC.

 

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