Today, Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer of BC, dismissed the massive public events with many thousands of participants this summer, fall and winter.
That means there will be no big parties like the Vancouver Pride Parade and the Honda Celebration.
But Henry did not rule out all outdoor art and cultural gatherings during his Monday conference.
“With the plan we have now, with the size of the vaccine, we hope we can do some small outdoor events,” Henry said. “I can tell you that no major events are likely to be outdoors this summer, even in the fall and winter of next year.”
He added that there may be hundreds of people at these events.
In the UK, where there were more vaccines, Henry noted that they were conducting tests at public meetings by monitoring participants.
He encouraged pregnant women to be vaccinated if they were eligible.
Before saying this, Henry told reporters that the B.C. The Immunization Committee and the Public Health Committee review data with perinatal counterparts.
In addition, “a small number of pregnant women” have to be hospitalized because of the COVID-19 contract, some of which are in intensive care, Henry said.
Furthermore, an important study in the United States has reaffirmed the safety of all vaccines available in BC at all stages of pregnancy, Henry said.
“We also now know that there is good evidence in immunizing women who are breastfeeding, that is, changing antibodies to the baby,” Henry said. “So this is good news for child safety.”
Today, he registered 2,174 new COVID-19 cases in the last three days, bringing the total to 131,656 provinces.
Henry also revealed that there were 15 new COVID-19 deaths in BC, which increased the death toll from the virus to 1,596 in the province.
474 people are in the hospital, including 176 in intensive care.
Approximately 1.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered in BC, of which 91,731 were second-dose.