While we continue to follow the steps laid out in BC’s Restart Plan, at this time visitor restrictions remain in place at Island Health facilities. 

These are extremely toxic mushrooms that can cause severe illness and may be lethal if ingested by people and especially children. They can be found in various environments around Vancouver Island, and are also dangerous to pets.

Protect ourselves, protect our communities: Get immunized against influenza

There’s a simple way to ensure influenza (the flu) is not part of your fall and winter routine – get immunized against influenza! Everyone six months of age and older should get immunized against influenza.
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Woman who experienced allergic reaction has no regrets about COVID-19 vaccine

Annie Taal, a 32 year old Victoria resident is sharing how she experienced an extremely rare allergic reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine following her first shot. Taal wishes to reassure others who might be concerned that all mechanisms were in place to deal with her allergy and she is incredibly grateful to be vaccinated.
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Temporary closure of downtown Courtenay outpatient lab

In order to ensure reliable, consistent service at the North Island Hospital, Comox Valley (NIH-CV) lab, Island Health has made the decision to temporarily close the downtown Courtenay Satellite outpatient lab located at 307A 14th Street effective October 27.
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