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.
Despite mitigation measures, the high temperatures and lack of air conditioning could impact the safety of patients, staff, and our vaccine supply if the site remains open. Island Health made the decision to rebook all appointments at Glacier Gardens in Comox on Tuesday, June 29.
Everyone affected will be directly contacted and rebooked. We are working on solutions to create additional appointments to rebook people as quickly as possible.
We acknowledge this may be frustrating for some people and we ask for patience and understanding as we move through the effects of this extreme weather event.
The health and safety of our clients, staff and volunteers is a top priority for Island Health. Island Health will continue to carefully monitor the situation and conditions at all immunization clinics. Please continue to monitor islandhealth.ca and our social media for the latest updates.
Information and tips on how to stay safe in the heat can be found at https://www.islandhealth.ca/learn-about-health/environment/heat-safety.