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Practice safer drug use to avoid harm this holiday season<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/stories/2021/safer-drug-use-holidays-2021/SaferDrugsUSe_top%20(1).png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Practice safer drug use to avoid harm this holiday seasonTips from the BCCDC and PEEP for lessening the risks associated with consuming drugs during the holidays.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/safer-drug-use-holidays-20212021-12-22T08:00:00Z
COVID-19 vaccines make it possible to ‘spend Christmas with my family’<img alt="" src="/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/stephanie.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />COVID-19 vaccines make it possible to ‘spend Christmas with my family’COVID-19 vaccines for children under 12 are helping to make getting together with family safer during the holidays.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/holiday-vaccination-children2021-12-16T08:00:00Z
Flood zones are danger zones<img alt="" src="/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/health-info/prevention-public-health/front%20door%20sandbags.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Flood zones are danger zonesUpdated December 13, 2021: Be aware of the risks before re-entering a flood zone. Learn about some key hazards to be aware of when entering a flood zone.http://www.bccdc.ca/news-stories-site/Pages/Flood-zones-are-danger-zones.aspx2021-12-13T08:00:00Z
New express testing service helping increase access to STI screening<img alt="" src="/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/sexual-health/GettyImages-1072755960.jpg?RenditionID=2" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />New express testing service helping increase access to STI screeningA new program out of BCCDC’s STI clinic aims to address a decrease in STI testing since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/sti-express-testing2021-12-13T08:00:00Z
New app shows young people bear the burden of the drug toxicity emergency<a href="https://bccdc.shinyapps.io/Mortality_Context_ShinyApp/"><img alt="" src="/Health-Professionals-Site/PublishingImages/health-professionals/data-reports/mortality-context-app/Motrality%20app.PNG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /></a>New app shows young people bear the burden of the drug toxicity emergencyA new application showing mortality data for B.C. reveals illicit drug toxicity is one of the top causes of death and years of life lost in B.C.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/mortality-app-drug-toxicity-emergency2021-12-09T08:00:00Z
New interactive map estimates local health risk due to indoor radon levels in BC<a href="http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/prevention-public-health/radon"><img alt="" src="/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/health-info/prevention-public-health/radon/Radon_mapword.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /></a>New interactive map estimates local health risk due to indoor radon levels in BCBritish Columbians have a new interactive tool to help them better understand the health risks of indoor radon.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/new-interactive-radon-map2021-11-04T07:00:00Z
Prepare for influenza season: Get your influenza vaccine.<img alt="" src="/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/health-info/diseases-conditions/influenza/GettyImages-1311429557.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Prepare for influenza season: Get your influenza vaccine.With no signs of influenza last year, British Columbians may have lower than usual immunity against the influenza virus this year. Getting a flu shot can help protect you and your loved ones from a serious illness.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/influenza-vaccination-20212021-10-19T07:00:00Z
Two doses prevent about 95 per cent of COVID-19 hospitalizations: B.C. COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness results<a href="/Health-Info-Site/Documents/Vaccine_Effectiveness_2Doses.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/about/news-stories/stories/2021/covid-19-vaccine-effectiveness-results/Vaccine%20Effectiveness.png?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /></a>Two doses prevent about 95 per cent of COVID-19 hospitalizations: B.C. COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness results​New results from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) show that two doses of COVID-19 vaccines are providing strong protection, including against the Delta variant.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/covid-19-vaccine-effectiveness-results2021-09-29T07:00:00Z
It’s time to remember and time to act to prevent overdoses<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Tracy_Scott_1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />It’s time to remember and time to act to prevent overdosesInternational Overdose Awareness Day is a time to remember people who have lost their lives to drug overdose and hold space for their friends and families. It’s a time to listen to people with lived and living experience of substance use.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/it’s-time-to-remember-and-time-to-act-to-prevent-overdoses2021-08-31T07:00:00Z
Check on people who are isolated to prevent heat deathsCheck on people who are isolated to prevent heat deathsUpdated - Aug 16, 2021: Heat warnings lifted for Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2021/check-on-people-who-are-isolated-to-prevent-heat-deaths2021-08-13T07:00:00Z

 
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