Interior Health is reporting 24 new Covid-19 cases in the Fernie Health Area from September 5th to 11th.
The Interior Health region continues to be the province’s top spot for infections, and its proportion of vaccinated individuals is lower than the provincial average.
Government data from mid-to-late August show that people who are unvaccinated are:
• 12 times more likely to contract COVID-19 than those who have had two vaccine doses;
• 34 times more likely to land in hospital with COVID-19 than those who have had two vaccine doses; and
• eight times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those who have had two vaccine doses.
Please get vaccinated and encourage those around you to do so. Support our community in kicking this pandemic, get vaccinated.
Kootenay Discovery School Drop In Clinic
Interior Health is working closely with Kootenay Discovery School to ensure the safety and health of students and staff. They are working to ensure measures are in place to support a safe return to class this fall, including optional access to COVID-19 vaccine for eligible students 12 years and older, teachers, and staff.
The Drop in COVID-19 vaccine clinic is scheduled for:
Tuesday September 21, 9:00 – 12:00 pm at KDS Fernie Campus, 342 3 Ave, Fernie
These voluntary clinics are open to eligible students, staff and school community family members for first or second vaccine doses. Please remember to bring BC Care Cards to the clinic.
Fernie Health Area Vaccine Clinics:
Fernie – Elk Valley Hospital, appointment only 09:00-3:50 pm on Monday and Tuesdays
Sparwood – Sparwood Health Centre, appointment only 09:10-3:30 pm on Wednesdays
Elkford – Elkford Community Centre, appointment only 09-3:50 on Thursdays
Note: All Clinics are closed from 12-1 for lunch.
Book your vaccine here:
– Online at: https://gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated
– Or by telephone at 1 833 838-2323
BC Vaccine Card
Starting September 13, you need proof of vaccination to access some events, services and businesses. The easiest way to show proof is using the BC Vaccine Card. Read more about the BC Vaccine card here.
Booking a COVID-19 test:
Online: You can book an appointment online through the COVID-19 Test Booking Form. By phone: Call the COVID-19 Test Booking Line at 1-877-740-7747 for assistance with booking your test.
Seek a test if you have two or more of the following symptoms for more than 24 hours, and they are not related to any other pre-existing conditions:
– Sore throat
– Loss of appetite
– Extreme fatigue or tiredness
– Body aches (muscles and joints aching)
– Nausea or vomiting
Let’s keep going – please encourage your family and friends and neighbours to get vaccinated.