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Planned Vaccine Mandate for Some B.C. Health Workers Replaced with ‘Informed Consent’ System

March 11, 2022
by CTV

The B.C. government has scrapped plans to expand the province’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate to all health-care workers in private practice – but will be adopting an “informed consent” system for patients who want to avoid unvaccinated service providers.

The move has two of the province’s most high-profile unions exploring whether that means hundreds of laid-off workers in other sectors of the health-care system could be reinstated.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the changes on Thursday, two weeks before the vaccination requirement for family doctors, dentists, chiropractors and a host of other regulated health professionals was scheduled to take effect.

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