Sep 07

Health Canada releases details on the new Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 bivalent vaccine.

After a thorough and independent scientific review of the evidence, Health Canada has determined that the bivalent Moderna Spikevax booster is safe and effective. Clinical trial results showed that a […]

Apr 05

COVID-19 Booster Dose Update

On April 5, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the province’s plan to introduce a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine for those most at risk. The spring booster program […]

Mar 18

Social Visitation Guidance – March 18

The Provincial Health Officer announced last Thursday that as the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the province continues to decrease, social visitation will be re-opening in long-term care. This will […]

Mar 16

Ongoing Infection Prevention and Control

While some provincial COVID-19 restrictions, such as social visitation in long-term care, are lifted, other infection prevention and control measures remain in place. Hand hygiene, screening for symptoms and appropriate […]

Mar 10

COVID-19 Visitation Changes: What You Need to Know

Earlier today, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix announced new changes to visitation in long-term care and assisted living. Here’s what you need to know: […]

Jan 25

SafeCare BC Rapid Testing Media Roundup

SafeCare BC Saleema Dhalla has been busy the past week speaking to local media about the importance of rapid testing in protecting against COVID-19. Check out these stories below: Vancouver […]

Jan 12

COVID-19 Safety Plans: What You Need to Know

On Friday, January 7, the Provincial Health Officer announced that employers would need to bring back their pandemic safety plans under a new health order. The new health measure was […]

Jan 05

Rapid Testing and Visitation Update

On December 31, the Provincial Health Officer announced that visits to long-term care homes would be limited to essential visitors only. This was to limit the spread of the Omicron […]

Dec 02

Updated Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Home and Community Care

The BC Centre of Disease Control has updated its infection prevention and control guidance for home and community care workers. The key changes are: There is no longer a requirement […]

Nov 09

Introducing the SafeCare BC Podcast

Introducing the SafeCare BC podcast—an audio show discussing what’s going on in BC’s continuing care sector.   In the first episode, SafeCare BC’s Head of Vaccine Education and Engagement, Jenni […]

Nov 09

Booster COVID-19 Doses for Care Staff

Last month, the province announced that it would be making third ‘booster’ doses of COVID-19 vaccines available for adults in BC. Booster doses are recommended by the National Advisory Committee […]

Sep 13

Your COVID Vaccine Questions Answered

  Dr. Manish Sadarangani is an infectious disease specialist. As an Assistant Professor at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine and head of the Vaccine Evaluation Centre at BC Children’s Hospital, it’s […]