Saturday August 14, 2021 | LANGFORD, BC
by Mary P Brooke, B.Sc., Editor | Island Social Trends
It’s a smoky-sky Saturday, but the Island Health mobile COVID-19 immunization van is in Langford today, 11 am to 4 pm.
It’s all setup in the parking lot at the Canadian Tire location at 855 Langford Parkway. Staff can administer you a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or even a second dose (if it’s been 28 days since your first dose).
No appointment needed:
Similar to having taken advantage of ‘Walk-in Wednesday’ at larger clinics last week, young adults in particular may find this convenient, especially if they are heading back to university or college on-campus next month. There is no appointment needed at the Vax Van.
This service might also be available tomorrow, Sunday August 15. Check out the Island Health Van Vax locations.
The smoky air is due to incoming wildfire smoke from other regions. There are no wildfires in the Greater Victoria area.
It’s also hot out there. Southern Vancouver Island is now on the second-last day of a forecasted heat wave that started Wednesday August 11 and is expected to wrap up tomorrow.
Prepare for heat waves ahead of time – tips from the BC Centre for Disease Control (August 12, 2021)
Heat wave pushes immunization from Eagle Ridge to downtown Aug 12-14 (August 11, 2021)
Province to help fund local cooling centres during heat wave | Heat wave forecast for August 11 to 14 (August 11, 2021)
Aug 4 Drop-In Wednesday: first & second doses (August 3, 2021)
Vax Van did their thing at the Pacific FC home game (July 31, 2021)
Vax Van heading to the Pacific FC home game on July 30 (July 29, 2021)
Vancouver Island vaccination count reaches 1 million (July 18, 2021)
BC & Island Health vaccination profile at July 2 (July 2, 2021)