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Interior Health is reporting 5 new Covid-19 cases in the Fernie Health Area from from May 8th to 14th.

Dr. Bonnie Henry said that we can expect to go into a period of “relative ease” for the next little while. But that won’t last, she added. “We need to be prepared that we’re going to see a surge in the fall,” said Henry.

Covid hospitalizations in BC are once again on the decline, according to the latest weekly update from the BC Centre for Disease Control.

The data, released May 19, shows the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 dropped to 540 across the province, down nine per cent or 56 patients from the previous week. Of those, patients in critical care have also fallen to 49 from 54 last week.

Last week’s hospitalizations marked a high point not seen since Feb. 25, when the Omicron variant pushed 599 people into acute care.

And here’s another reminder to get your booster dose of vaccine as it’s the third (or booster dose) that is the key to the prevention of severe illness in the latest variants of COVID-19.

Book your booster or third dose now.

Looking for a vaccination?

Information about getting a non-mRNA vaccine
If you would prefer to get a non-mRNA vaccine, you can request the Novavax vaccine.
Register with the Get Vaccinated system.
Call 1-833-838-2323 to be put on the non-mRNA waiting list.
They will contact you to book an appointment.

Book COVID vaccine appointments here:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register#register

Or Phone: 1-833-838-2323, 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week. Everyone over age 5 is eligible to get vaccinated, including those without BC healthcare numbers.

Check back daily to book your booster or other COVID vaccination appointment.

Where to get a COVID-19 test in BC:
– Community pharmacies in B.C. are now distributing test kits. Kits are free for eligible British Columbians age 18 and up, and eligible clients can request a kit of five tests once every 28 days. Clients are advised to keep the test kits at 2C to 30C.

Click the link to find a Pharmacy Near You

I’m happy that this is being managed and life has returned to normal in Fernie!

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