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Vancouver Coastal Health provides health care services through a network of hospitals, primary care clinics, community health centres and residential care homes. Search our health care services in Vancouver, Richmond, North and West Vancouver and along the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast and BC's Central Coast.

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Flu shots & flu clinics

 

 

The flu is still herehttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/the-flu-is-still-hereThe flu is still here<p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Based on the latest patient data, the flu is still here. There are still several flu outbreaks at our sites. To protect our vulnerable patients from a fatal infection, we are asking all visitors, as well as all staff, to continue to wear a mask if they have not had the flu shot, while in any VCH facility, until further notice. Masks are available on site at nursing stations. <br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">Based on the latest patient data, the flu is still here. There are still a number of flu outbreaks, and more flu-related visits to emergency departments than previous years. To protect our vulnerable patients from a fatal infection, we are asking all visitors, as well as all staff, to continue to wear a mask if they have not had the flu shot, while in any VCH facility, until further notice. Masks are available on site at nursing stations.<br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">This applies to all hospitals, residential care homes and other health facilities.<br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">It's not too late to get a flu shot – check out <a href="https://immunizebc.ca/clinics/flu#18/49.29859/-123.04269" target="_blank">Immunize BC's map</a> to locate a clinic near you. Be sure to call ahead to ensure the vaccine is still in stock.<br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">The Provincial Health Officer will continue to monitor the influenza activity level to determine the official end date of the 2018/19 influenza season. We will update you here as soon as a date has been confirmed. Typically, the flu season ends in April. <br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">For more information about the flu visit our <a href="http://www.vch.ca/flu">flu page</a>. <br></p><img alt=" " src="/PublishingImages/flu-mask.jpg?RenditionID=8" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />

 

 

The flu is still herehttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/the-flu-is-still-hereThe flu is still here2019-03-22T07:00:00Z
Meeting clients where they’re athttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/meeting-clients-where-they’re-atMeeting clients where they’re at2019-03-21T07:00:00Z
Meet Silvia, pharmacy technician at the VGH Solid Organ Transplant Clinichttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/meet-silvia-pharmacy-technician-at-the-vgh-solid-organ-transplant-clinicMeet Silvia, pharmacy technician at the VGH Solid Organ Transplant Clinic2019-03-20T07:00:00Z
Pharmacy Awareness Month at Coastal: meet Dawn Warkentinhttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/pharmacy-awareness-month-at-coastal-meet-dawn-warkentinPharmacy Awareness Month at Coastal: meet Dawn Warkentin2019-03-15T07:00:00Z
Injuries on the slopes lead to appreciation for VCH staff and physicianshttp://www.vch.ca/about-us/news/injuries-on-the-slopes-lead-to-appreciation-for-vch-staff-and-physiciansInjuries on the slopes lead to appreciation for VCH staff and physicians2019-03-15T07:00:00Z

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