Sun Protection

Sun Island Health

Remember the 5S's of Sun Protection

SLIP

Slip on a t-shirt.

SLOP

Slop on SPF 30+ broad spectrum UVA sunscreen.

SLAP

Slap on a broad-brimmed hat.

SEEK

Seek out shade.

SLIDE

Slide on quality sunglasses.

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News & Events

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Island Health Magazine Fall 2021

Read articles on building resilience in children; how loneliness impacts health; tips and recipes for healthy to-go lunches; information about IBD and a feature about patient partners.

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Island Health asks for public’s assistance in appropriate emergency department use

Island Health is asking people to do their part to ensure our hospital emergency departments can continue to meet the care needs of patients experiencing medical emergencies.

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Island Health rebooking all June 29 COVID-19 immunization appointments at Glacier Gardens in Comox

Due to the extreme heat wave that is currently affecting British Columbia, Island Health is rebooking all COVID-19 immunization appointments that were scheduled on Tuesday, June 29 at Glacier Gardens in Comox. 

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