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Island Health temporarily moves July 30, 31 and August 1 Eagle Ridge COVID-19 immunization appointments to Victoria Conference Centre

Due to the forecasted heat this weekend, Island Health is relocating all July 31 and August 1 appointments from the Eagle Ridge immunization clinic to the air-conditioned Victoria Conference Centre.

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Island Health’s Vax Van Joins Pacific FC for Home Game

Island Health’s Vax Van – a custom mobile COVID-19 immunization clinic – will be stopping off in Langford Friday night as part of its Island-wide tour.

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Island Health temporarily moves July 30 Eagle Ridge COVID-19 immunization appointments to Victoria Conference Centre

Due to the challenges faced at the Eagle Ridge Arena during the June heat wave, and the forecast heat this weekend, Island Health is relocating all appointments from the Eagle Ridge immunization clinic to the air-conditioned Victoria Conference Centre on Friday, July 30.

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Island Health’s Vax Van stops in Port Alberni

Island Health’s mobile COVID-19 immunization clinic will be in Port Alberni this week on the next leg of an island-wide tour.

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Reflecting on a Lifetime of Humanitarian Work

Dr. Steve Beerman, a Nanaimo family physician who retired last March from Anchor Family Medicine after 34 years of family practice, reflects on his career, the volunteer work he is still passionate about, and the joy that has come from 40 years of volunteering.

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Big step in primary care transformation for Greater Victoria

People living in Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay will benefit from the Province's transformation of everyday health care for people, with the establishment of four primary care networks (PCN) and the province's largest urgent and primary care centre (UPCC).

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Island Health’s Vax Van takes first doses on the road

Island Health is making it easier than ever for people aged 12 and over to get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, by bringing our custom Vax Van to popular destinations across Vancouver Island.

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Island Health surpasses one-million dose mark in COVID-19 immunization campaign

Island Health and our partners are celebrating another significant milestone, with the delivery of one-million doses of COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of Island Health residents.

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Fostering a healthy workforce: Tailgate Toolkit partnership tackles substance use, offers supports for tradespeople

A few years ago, Trevor Botkin felt near the end of his lengthy battle with addiction. “I was struggling to get to work, just spending every ounce of money I had on drugs,” says Botkin, who has been employed in the construction industry for more than 25 years. “I didn’t think there was a way out – and I had been contemplating the ultimate way out for a long time.”

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PES Acute Psychiatry Revitalization Action Update

Island Health has launched a Psychiatric Emergency Services/Acute Care Improvement Project. This project involves dedicated personnel looking at many aspects of care.

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