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Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, puts on her protective mask after releasing details about a COVID-19 vaccination card that will be needed by anyone wanting to eat in restaurants, visit theatres or go to other events. She made the announcement at a news conference at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Restrictions eased for Interior businesses following vax card program

Liquor service again allowed after 10 p.m. in the Central Okanagan

 

B.C. health authorities continue to operate walk-in clinics around the province. Registration and booking appointments in B.C. can be done online or by calling 1.833.838.2323 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. seven days a week. Photo: Fusion Medical Animation/Unsplash

Trail care home COVID cases remain at two

Interior Health reported Aug. 30 that two Rose Wood Village residents tested positive for COVID

 

Interior Health announced it will partner with school districts in the region to host vaccination clinics for students, teachers and staff. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)

Interior Health to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics in schools throughout region

The clinics will be for returning students, staff and teachers

 

A soccer ball sits on a grassy field. (Pixabay photo)

Interior Health reverses team sports restriction

Health authority sent an email to Kamloops city council saying sports will be permitted

  • Aug 26, 2021
A soccer ball sits on a grassy field. (Pixabay photo)
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Several COVID-19 linked deaths at senior care homes in Interior Health region

In the last three days in the Interior Health region there are 768 COVID-19 cases

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B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks at a press conference Monday, April 18. (B.C. Government image)

UPDATE: Central Okanagan health orders now expanded to entire Interior Health region

Dr. Bonnie Henry says displacement of people due to wildfires requires regional approach

B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks at a press conference Monday, April 18. (B.C. Government image)
July Mountain wildfire off Coquihalla, Sunday Aug. 15. (Contributed/Andy Levang)

Wildfires force thousands to evacuate, highways to close across B.C. Interior

Multiple highways are closed and several communities are evacuating due to fires

July Mountain wildfire off Coquihalla, Sunday Aug. 15. (Contributed/Andy Levang)
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is joined by Minister of Health Adrian Dix at the Victoria Conference Centre on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Conspiracy theorists take over Interior Health COVID-19 town hall

Dr. Bonnie Henry and Adrian Dix fielded several questions about debunked vaccine conspiracies

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry is joined by Minister of Health Adrian Dix at the Victoria Conference Centre on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. Government photo)

Dr. Bonnie Henry, Adrian Dix to host COVID-19 townhall for Interior Health

Residents invited to ask questions of health minister, top doctor leading B.C.’s COVID-19 response

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (B.C. Government photo)
If you can donate water or help greet those seeking a reprieve from the heat, call Marie Skinner at the Trail United Church: 250.231.9003. Photo: Jake Givens/Unsplash

Update: Cooling centre open in Trail church noon to 6 p.m.

Trail United Church has opened its doors 7 days a week from noon to 6 p.m. in response to heat wave

If you can donate water or help greet those seeking a reprieve from the heat, call Marie Skinner at the Trail United Church: 250.231.9003. Photo: Jake Givens/Unsplash
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Interior Health reports COVID-19 impact declining

Immunization program credited for pandemic reversal

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Student-nurse Kendra Waterstreet administers the Pfizer vaccine to Litia Fleming at the Waneta Plaza vaccination clinic in the old Zellers buiding. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail vaccination clinic readies for adults age 40+

B.C.’s state of emergency is extended through the end of day on May 25

Student-nurse Kendra Waterstreet administers the Pfizer vaccine to Litia Fleming at the Waneta Plaza vaccination clinic in the old Zellers buiding. Photo: Jim Bailey
Testing for COVID-19 involves a nasopharyngeal swab. The swab is inserted into the patient’s nose and is aimed in a parallel direction to the nasal and septum floor. Photo: Mufid Majnun on Unsplash

Navigating COVID-19 throughout Interior Health

In Trail, testing is being done at the Kiro Wellness Centre. Call 250.304.5210 for information.

Testing for COVID-19 involves a nasopharyngeal swab. The swab is inserted into the patient’s nose and is aimed in a parallel direction to the nasal and septum floor. Photo: Mufid Majnun on Unsplash
The online lab booking option is available at www.labonlinebooking.ca. Photo: Unsplash

Online lab booking available for Trail, Castlegar

Patients are required to register; online process is simple and quick

The online lab booking option is available at www.labonlinebooking.ca. Photo: Unsplash
A Kelowna clinic decided to immunize their patients in a drive-thru flu clinic earlier this month. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Interior Health anticipates increase in flu vaccinations this season

Some 300,000 doses of flu vaccine ready for distribution across Southern Interior

A Kelowna clinic decided to immunize their patients in a drive-thru flu clinic earlier this month. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
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8 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health region

There are two people in hospital and 25 in isolation

(Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
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16 COVID-19 cases reported in Interior Health region

One person is in hospital and 34 people are isolating

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IH is working on different ways to book lab appointments, other than by phone or walk-in. (Unsplash photo)

Booking Trail lab appointments to expand beyond a phone line

Interior Health says online appointment booking is on the horizon

IH is working on different ways to book lab appointments, other than by phone or walk-in. (Unsplash photo)