COVID-19

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Care during unusual times

I’ve always looked forward to spring and summer. Spending time in my garden, extra time with my grandchildren, and travelling to scenic spots in our trailer are some of the typical highlights. But I’ll remember the summer of 2021 for very different reasons. A pandemic, the tremendous heat waves and an awful wildfire season to…

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COVID-19 vaccine information

  Everyone 12 + (born in 2009 or earlier) can get their first and second dose of the vaccine by drop-in or by appointment. Visit our COVID-19 Immunization Clinic page for clinic locations and times. If you prefer, you can also register and book your appointment for your first dose. You only need to register once.  …

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Heading back to school

September is an exciting time of year as kids like me head back to school. I'm especially excited this year because we have a vaccine that will be the best way to get us back to doing all the things we love. Over the summer I got my second COVID-19 vaccine. This was really important…

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Share your gratitude

Share your gratitude here by uploading a photo and message to our gratitude gallery We have heard from many people sharing their gratitude for the frontline workers who have been working hard to keep us safe during the pandemic. Continue to help us to recognize the people who have made a difference by publishing a…

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Therapy dogs lend a paw at vaccine clinics

Are you delaying or avoiding getting your COVID-19 vaccine because of anxiety or fear about needles? Therapy dogs have been on hand at many clinics recently. They help alleviate stress and provide emotional support for people who are nervous about getting their shot. “Our therapy dogs visit a variety of health-care facilities in the province…

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Anxious about the return-to-normal?

After more than a year of pandemic living, I was really looking forward to a "return to normal". But when the restrictions around public gatherings gradually started to be lifted, I felt immediate anxiety. Not being an anxious person or someone who typically worries, I wasn't prepared for the flood of negative and confusing emotions.…

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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.…