On September 23, 2021, members of the Board of the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George voted unanimously to express their support of healthcare workers in our province and the importance for everyone to get vaccinated.
This is their statement:
Throughout this pandemic, the people we needed the most have been healthcare workers. From frontline nurses and doctors to the many support workers providing services to keep our hospitals running, these healthcare workers have been super stars.
They have worked long hours in the most stressful conditions and have continued to give their all to provide care, support and compassion to the thousands and thousands of British Columbians who need hospital care.
As this pandemic rages into its fourth wave and case counts continue to rise in Northern BC, our hospitals are beyond capacity and healthcare workers are stretched to the limit. Hospitals and ICU’s are full of patients battling the most severe impacts of COVID. The vast majority of these patients are not fully vaccinated.
The simple act of getting our communities fully vaccinated would relieve considerable pressure on our hospitals and healthcare workers. The numbers speak for themselves. Getting vaccinated doesn’t just protect you. It protects our community and it helps ensure our healthcare facilities have the capacity to provide care to all who need it.
It’s time for everyone to do their part and get vaccinated.