Small group of health-care workers still unvaccinated

Two per cent of health-care workers in B.C. remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 and are on unpaid leave.

Health Minister Adrian Dix said Tuesday a total of 2,885 health-care workers have still refused to get a vaccine shot. Their ranks are divided roughly evenly between full-time workers, casual workers, and part-time workers.

But more than 125,000 are fully vaccinated, he said. “We continue to make progress with respect to vaccinating health-care workers,” Dix said.

Meanwhile, a total of 242,460 British Columbians have now received a third dose of vaccine, known as a booster shot, Dix said.

Of those, 150,000 people are over age 70, representing 20% of everyone in this age group.