Most Recent Alerts

We have highlighted the most recent alerts from all regions and sources in British Columbia, to ensure you have quick access to the latest public information that may affect you and your family. For food recalls, medication and product recalls, and allergy alerts issues by Government of Canada agencies, visit the Across Canada tab. For information on air quality, forest fires, food inspections, and water quality advisories, visit the In Your Area tab.

June 11, 2021

Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia: “Today, we are reporting that 75.1% of all adults in B.C. and 73.1% of those 12 and older have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In total, 3,893,581 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in B.C., 497,932 of which are second doses.
June 10, 2021

Interior Health adding drop-in hours to COVID-19 vaccine clinics

IH WIDE – Interior Health immunization clinics across the region are adding and extending hours for drop-in vaccinations. Drop-in access is for people who are 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) who have not received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
June 10, 2021

Receive your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at easy, accessible, same-day immunization clinics and neighbourhood clinics.

Fraser Health is encouraging eligible people in our region who haven’t received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to attend easy accessible, same-day immunization (EASI) clinics in Surrey and Boston Bar.
June 8, 2021

State of emergency extended to continue B.C.’s COVID-19 response

The Province of British Columbia has formally extended the provincial state of emergency, allowing health and emergency management officials to continue to use extraordinary powers under the Emergency Program Act (EPA) to support the Province's COVID-19 pandemic response. The state of emergency is extended through the end of the day on June 22, 2021, to allow staff to take the necessary actions to keep British Columbians safe and manage immediate concerns and COVID-19 outbreaks.
June 7, 2021

Interior Health launches mobile immunization clinics

IH WIDE - Interior Health’s #journey2immunity has kicked into high gear with the introduction of mobile immunization clinics that will travel across the Interior Health region to target rural and remote communities, and other hard to reach populations.
June 7, 2021

Fraser Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Glenwood Care Centre

Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Glenwood Care Centre in Agassiz. Two residents and one staff member have tested positive for COVID-19.
June 4, 2021

Interior Health - Drug Checking Alert - Kamloops

Interior Heath has issued a community warning DRUG ALERT for KAMLOOPS after a purple powder sample sold as down tested positive for benzos and high toxicity of fentanyl. Opioid/Benzo overdose, prolonged sedation. Use of smaller amounts may still result in significant overdose risk. Use with caution.
June 4, 2021

Interior Health declares COVID-19 outbreak on Kelowna General Hospital unit 3E

KELOWNA – Interior Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on unit 3E at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH).
June 3, 2021

Keep kids safe from window or balcony falls as the weather warms up

BC Children’s Hospital and BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) are encouraging parents and caregivers to keep children safe near open windows and on balconies.
June 2, 2021

Vaccines and Vigilance Key to Putting the Pandemic Behind Us

BC has a road map to leaving COVID-19 in the rear-view mirror but we need to watch for the speed bumps!

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