Ladysmith — Due to the forecast heat wave and the lack of air conditioning at the COVID-19 immunization clinic in Ladysmith, Island Health will temporarily relocate the Aggie Hall location.
The health and safety of our clients, staff and volunteers is a top priority for Island Health. Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Vancouver Island, with an extended heat wave expected to last until at least next week.
People scheduled to receive their COVID-19 vaccine at Aggie Hall on June 25, June 26, July 1, July 2, and July 3 will have their appointments moved to the nearby (12 kms away) immunization clinic at the Cedar Community Centre at 2388 Cedar Road in Nanaimo.
Everyone affected will be directly contacted and notified by Island Health. Their appointment time and date will remain the same.
People without an appointment may walk-in for their first dose at the Cedar Community Centre, or another Island Health immunization clinic.
A full list of clinic locations can be found at https://covid19.islandclinics.ca/
We acknowledge this may be frustrating for some people and we ask for patience and understanding as we deal with the effects of this extreme weather event.
Island Health continues to monitor the situation and conditions at other mass immunization clinics. There are no changes planned at any other immunization clinic at this time.
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.