Due to the challenges faced at the Eagle Ridge Arena during high temperatures, and the forecast heat this weekend, Island Health is relocating all August 12, 13 and 14 appointments from the Eagle Ridge immunization clinic to the air-conditioned Victoria Conference Centre.
All Eagle Ridge appointments booked on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (August 12-14) will occur at the Victoria Conference Centre. Appointment dates and times remain the same, only the location will change.
Everyone affected will be directly contacted and notified. Anyone who receives a notification instructing them to go to Eagle Ridge on August 12, 13 and 14 should go to the Victoria Conference Centre instead. We are actively monitoring the conditions across our sites and will notify people of any further heat-related changes.
Everyone age 12 and older is welcome to walk-in to any Island Health COVID-19 immunization clinic other than Eagle Ridge to receive their first or second dose (28 days after your first). No appointment needed. For a full list of clinics, please visit: https://covid19.islandclinics.ca/
We acknowledge this may be frustrating for some people and we ask for patience and understanding as we move through the effects of this weather event and plan to continue immunizations through the summer. We also want to acknowledge and thank our staff and volunteers for continuing to adapt during these recent challenges.
The health and safety of our clients, staff and volunteers is a top priority for Island Health. Health alerts are posted online here islandhealth.ca/health-alerts
Information and tips on how to stay safe in the heat can be found at islandhealth.ca/learn-about-health/environment/heat-safety.