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  • Interior Health expanding immunization for meningococcal disease over the holidays

    Immunizations will be offered at public health centres through drop-in clinics or booked appointments, and at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations throughout the Okanagan.

    Due to high demand and additional vaccine received, Interior Health (IH) will continue to offer the Meningococcal Quadrivalent vaccine for all people in grades 9-12, or aged 15-19 throughout the Okanagan over the holidays.

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  • Penticton Regional Hospital announces changes to public parking and entrances

    PENTICTON – Due to construction work on the new Patient Care Tower, Interior Health will be relocating public parking and creating an additional public entrance at Penticton Regional Hospital starting Aug. 27.

    At that time, public parking will be available in a lot at the rear of the hospital, off Industrial Avenue.

    An alternate entrance, convenient to the new parking location, will be available off Industrial Avenue and open from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily.
  • It’s not too late to get a flu shot

    THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - As people come together to celebrate the holiday season, influenza or the flu can spread quickly so Interior Health is reminding the public that it is not too late to get your flu shot.

    Influenza symptoms often include sudden high fever, headache, general body aches and pains, fatigue and weakness, a runny, stuffy nose, sneezing, and sore throat.  In some cases, influenza can lead to more severe illness such as pneumonia and even death.
  • Be a flu fighter - protect yourself and those around you

    Interior Health is gearing up to help protect children, pregnant women, seniors, people with chronic illnesses and others who are most at risk from influenza and its complications.

    In a typical influenza season, thousands of Canadians develop serious illness or even die from influenza or its complications. The flu shot is a safe and effective way to help people stay healthy, prevent illness and save lives.
  • Kidney Walk in Penticton

    PENTICTON - Over 500 people in BC are currently on the wait list for a life-saving organ transplant, and almost 400 of those are waiting for a kidney. Thousands more are on dialysis and may also need a transplant. Sadly, many of these patients will die waiting.
  • CIBC steps forward to boost Penticton Regional Hospital campaign

    PENTICTON - CIBC has become the first financial institution to support the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation’s $20-million campaign to provide medical equipment for the new Patient Care Tower at Penticton Regional Hospital.
  • Three home games this week for Blazers

    KAMLOOPS – The Kamloops Blazers play at home on Wednesday, Saturday and on B.C. Family Day Monday this week. The hockey club hosts the Red Deer Rebels on Wednesday, Feb. 4, the Kelowna Rockets Saturday, Feb. 7 and the Tri-City Americans on Monday, Feb. 9.
  • Pharmacy Day highlights vital role of teams throughout Interior Health

    Today marks Pharmacy Day in B.C., an opportunity to recognize the many ways that pharmacy teams benefit patients across Interior Health and the province.

    “Pharmacy staff members play a vital role in today’s health care system,” says Minister of Health Terry Lake. “They are trusted advisors who maintain up-to-date knowledge about safe, effective medication use in hospitals and other health care settings.
  • Nationally accredited Pharmacy Technician program prepares students to launch careers

    Okanagan College’s Pharmacy Technician certificate program has achieved national accreditation through the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs (CCAPP), and is now one of six post-secondary institutions in B.C. to have successfully navigated the rigorous review process.
  • Another feather in our cap: Interior Health named one of B.C.’s top employers for second year in a row

    Once again, Interior Health has been named one of BC’s Top Employers, a designation recognizing B.C. employers that lead their industries in providing exceptional workplaces.

    “As I tour facilities throughout the region I am impressed by the professional and collaborative attitudes of employees I meet,” said Minister of Health Terry Lake.

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