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School exposures

We partner with school districts to share information when there are COVID-19 exposures at schools. When a case of COVID-19 is confirmed, IH public health works quickly to determine close contacts, and contacts parents/guardians of students who are considered to be at risk. New: visit the BCCDC's K-12 Schools and COVID-19 page and download the…

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COVID-19 vaccine information

  How to get your first dose vaccine Everyone 12 + (born in 2009 or earlier) can get their first dose of the vaccine at our drop-in hours, at our mobile clinics, or by appointment. Visit our COVID-19 Immunization Clinic page for clinic locations and times. You can register for a first dose appointment through…

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Love of science leads to career in health care

Grade 11 biology class is where Dalyce Gouin discovered a love for science. When watching the movie Outbreak during a lesson on viruses, she was fascinated by the idea of preventing and controlling infection. She was hooked, and she took her passions into a career in nursing and a leadership role during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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In this Together: fit-tester Amanda Neigum

In This Together is a series dedicated to the stories of people contributing to our COVID-19 response. Amanda Neigum knows full well we are in this together. As a patient porter, Amanda and her colleagues at Kelowna General Hospital are responsible for helping with the transportation of patients, equipment, specimens and supplies throughout the facility.…

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Information for Communities

Local and regional, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal governments, and community organizations have an important role to play in informing and protecting their communities. Please help us share trusted information with our communities by linking your community's web page to the Interior Health and BCCDC sources of COVID-19 information. Planning and preparedness BCCDC Community Settings - measures that…

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In this together: Protecting knowledge keepers

In This Together is a series dedicated to the stories of people contributing to our COVID-19 response. The following story is an account from Spotted Fawn Minnabarriet, a public health nurse with Interior Health. S7entsa Spotted Fawn Minnabarriet, squza7sa s7 Eleanor Wells muta7 Larry Gordon,  Lilwat7ulmeckan, muta7 St’at’imc (My name is Spotted Fawn Minnabarriet of…

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In this together: Nursing in the North

With the December holidays quickly approaching, University Hospital of Northern B.C. was dealing with challenging staffing issues. This normally busy hospital was feeling increasingly stretched as the number of patients with COVID-19 continued to grow. In some departments, nurses were taking more shifts that they would have liked in order to keep up with demand.…

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Overcoming unimaginable odds in health care

As we look back on 2020, we might be tempted to focus on the challenges. However, I want to take a moment to reflect on the strength and resilience demonstrated by individuals and communities as we overcame unimaginable odds together. Our health care system, supported by outstanding teams of providers, patients and families, found new…