These 30,000 People In BC Now Have To Be Fully Vaccinated By Next Month

Being double vaccinated for COVID-19 is now going to be mandatory for all B.C. Public Service employees, who will have to provide proof of vaccine with the official BC Vaccine Card.

According to a press release from the Government of B.C., it will require its 30,000 employees to be fully vaccinated by November 22.

The province says it made the decision ahead of more employees returning to their regular workplaces later in the fall, adding, "This provides an additional and reassuring layer of protection for workers who are continuing the vital work of serving British Columbians."

The consequences for missing the deadline aren't mentioned, but the statement says the requirement is mandatory. The province is releasing more details in early November for "the few people who are unable to be vaccinated."

The press release states that the government is "supporting the effort to increase vaccination rates throughout the province by making COVID-19 vaccination a requirement for B.C. public service employees."

Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines and can answer any questions you may have.

Ontario is now offering a select number of single dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines starting on Thursday.

The Ontario government announced on December 2 that the eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses will be accelerated for high-risk individuals and people aged 50 or older to give "an extra layer of protection against COVID-19 and its variants," according to a press release.

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The variant was first found in the country on November 28.

With the discovery of the Omicron variant in the country, the government of Ontario says it has plans put in place in order to combat the new variant.

In its announcement that third COVID-19 vaccine doses will soon become available for more Ontarians, the provincial government revealed the "infrastructure" it has in place in order to "rapidly identify, trace and isolate COVID-19 and its variants."

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More people will soon be eligible to receive their third dose of COVID-19 vaccines in Ontario.

On December 2, the provincial government revealed that it will be broadening its eligibilities for booster doses to Ontarians 50 years old and older, as well as more people who are at a high risk of getting severely sick if they contract the virus.

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Imagine a waterfront villa with crystal-blue ocean views and a walkway onto a white sandy beach — and no visitors to enjoy any of it.

That's been the reality in Fiji for almost two years, but those beaches are finally opening up again, and locals seem pretty excited to welcome international travellers back to the country.

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