B.C. hospital visitors must show COVID-19 vaccine card

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, announces the province's BC Vaccine Card on Sept. 7, 2021. || B.C. government photo
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Visitors to B.C. hospitals will soon need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter.

The rule will go into effect tomorrow (Nov. 9). Island Health made an announcement after the B.C. government amended the Provincial Acute Visitors Policy.

Exempt are children under 12, people with approved medical exemption documentation and unvaccinated visitors who meet specific care setting criteria, according to a release from Island Health.

Unvaccinated visitors to emergency department, critical care units, end-of-life care, labour and delivery and pediatric care may be considered on a case by case basis, according to Island Health. 

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