SECOND ( AND LAST) DRIVE -THRU FLU CLINIC
Successful again, not as busy as our first as many people already have had their shots. We are not getting any more flu shots so we cannot repeat it.
This may be a model we can use successfully in the future.
We now just have enough to opportunistically immunize those who have to attend the office in person.
Anyone still needing a flu shot, please contact your pharmacy or Interior Health.
BACON, EGG AND TOAST!
DR. EGG WAITING FOR HER NEXT VICTIM!
A BEAUTIFUL OLD CADILLAC GRACED US WITH HER ATTENDANCE
MASKED AND GLOVED, DR HENLEY WAS PERSUADED TO GO FOR A SPIN AROUND THE BLOCK IN THIS AMAZING CAR.
DRIVE-THRU FLU CLINIC
Our first Drive-Thru flu clinic on October 17th was a great success. We gave almost 200 flu shots in 3 hours. It was fun and nice to see so many patients in person which has been difficult for the past few months.
We have decided to have another clinic on Saturday October 31st, 8-11 am. It will be in the parking lot at the back of our office again. Please try to arrive via 31st Ave from 29th St and please Do NOT arrive before 8am, we caused a few problems on 30th St from early arrivals! We will have plenty of flu shots and later was much quicker from our experience on the 17th.
Please wear loose clothing so we can easily access the top of your arm. Please let us know if you have previously had a reaction from a flu shot and park close by for a few minutes if you feel unwell after your shot.
The clinic will be for patients of Three Lakes Medical Clinic, over 65, or with a chronic medical condition or a care giver. We cannot do children, please contact Interior Health for appointments for children and their families. We also cannot do private flu shots for those who do not qualify for free shots.
COVID 19 " CORONAVIRUS"
This is an on line self-assessment tool for COVID 19 from BC Ministry of Health. Please look at this first before calling the Vernon UPCC or 811. THE LINK IS HERE
We are now able to test anyone we feel may have Covid 19. Please phone to discuss with your doctor.
If you feel very unwell and you think you need assessment at the hospital, call 911 if you feel you need an ambulance BUT always remember to warn the operator why you are calling so appropriate arrangements can be made.
In-person COVID testing is done through the Vernon Health Unit. Please call 1-877-740-7747 to book or you can book online at:
ALL PEOPLE WHO HAVE ANY UPPER OR LOWER RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS EG A COLD, EAR ACHE, CHESTY- OR ANYTHING SIMILAR- YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SELF ISOLATE FOR 2 WEEKS. We need to take these infections out of the community to make COVID 19 easier to spot and also because some of these in younger people may be COVID 19!
Please stay at home unless absolutely necessary
The Province has created a dedicated phone service to provide British Columbians non-medical information about COVID-19. This includes the latest information on travel recommendations and social distancing, as well as access to support and resources from the provincial and federal governments.
Service representatives can be reached seven days a week, from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., by calling 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319). Information is available in more than 110 languages.
Up to date information from Interior Health can be found here
Further information from The BC Centre for Disease Control can be found here
Information from Healthlink BC can be found here
OTHER USEFUL LINKS:
Information for people with chronic health conditions:
Managing anxiety and stress in families with children/youth:
COVID 19 parenting tips:
Anxiety self help during the COVID 19 crisis: