August 12 2021 4:45pm

Health minister says mandatory vaccines on long term care are ‘necessary step’

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix announced Thursday that all staff in assisted living facilities and long-term care homes in the province must be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 12. He acknowledges the exceptional work being done in care facilities around the province but new orders are necessary to protect staff and residents from variants of concern.

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