With 62% of eligible British Columbians fully vaccinated, we are in a very good place this summer. The pandemic, at least for our region, is starting to feel almost over as COVID-19 becomes another communicable disease we know how to control.
However, the virus continues to spread among unvaccinated people. On Tuesday, the province announced a new campaign to make it easier to reach people who weren't able to participate in the initial immunization rollout.
The Vax for BC campaign will shift focus from mass clinics to mobile ones, making the process more convenient. On Aug. 4, all clinics will also offer walk-in service for people who have not registered.
The Chamber is part of the national Faster Together initiative, whose studies show that 14% of Canadians are hesitant about vaccines. The majority of those say they have questions and want access to qualified health professionals before they get their shot. Let's hope this new campaign can give them the answers they need.
If you are an employer looking to transition your COVID-19 Safety Plan to a communicable disease prevention plan, WorkSafeBC offers a guide for employers.