The current heat wave in BC is taking its toll on one immunization clinic on Vancouver Island.
Due to the forecasted heat wave and the lack of air conditioning at their current location, the Aggie Hall COVID-19 immunization clinic in Ladysmith will temporarily relocate its appointments to a clinic in Nanaimo.
Now, people scheduled to receive their COVID-19 vaccine at Aggie Hall on June 25th, June 26th, July 1st, July 2nd, and July 3rd will have their appointments moved to the nearby (12 kms away) immunization clinic at the Cedar Community Centre, located at 2388 Cedar Road in Nanaimo.
Island Health will be directly contacting and notifying anyone affected.
Scheduled appointment times and dates will remain the same.
People without an appointment may walk-in for their first dose at the Cedar Community Centre, or another Island Health immunization clinic.
Click here to find out where you can get a walk-in appointment.
“We acknowledge this may be frustrating for some people and we ask for patience and understanding as we deal with the effects of this extreme weather event,” said Island Health in a statement.
“Island Health continues to monitor the situation and conditions at other mass immunization clinics. There are no changes planned at any other immunization clinics at this time.”
The “dangerous” heat wave is expected to last until Tuesday of next week, according to Environment Canada.
Daytime highs will range from 29 to 37 degrees celsius combined with overnight lows of 18 to 20 degrees celsius.
Island Health has provided some information and tips on how to stay safe in the heat found here.