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COVID-19 vaccines for children: ‘It’s just something that we do to protect them’<img alt="" src="/news-releases-site/PublishingImages/Amy.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />COVID-19 vaccines for children: ‘It’s just something that we do to protect them’Why one family decided to vaccinate their two children against COVID-19.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2022/covid-19-vaccines-children2022-09-14T07:00:00Z
Nothing about us, without us.<img alt="" src="/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/Charleneburmeister.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Nothing about us, without us.On this International Overdose Awareness Day, Charlene Burmeister, harm reduction worker, reflects on a decade of working in the field and shares her thoughts on challenges and what keeps her going.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2022/charlene_burmeister_ioad20222022-08-31T07:00:00Z
Safer supply is part of a continuum of care<img alt="" src="/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/OAD-spotlight-photo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Safer supply is part of a continuum of careResearchers with the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) are working to better understand the implementation and outcomes of providing a regulated supply of drugs to people who are at risk of overdose. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2022/safer-supply-research2022-08-29T07:00:00Z
BCCDC gets funding to make testing accessible for remote communities<img alt="" src="/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/research_stock_photo.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCCDC gets funding to make testing accessible for remote communitiesThree BCCDC projects receive $1 million in funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada to advance COVID-19 and sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections testing in remote, rural or Indigenous communitieshttp://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2022/bccdc_gets_funding_for_testing2022-08-25T07:00:00Z
Early hepatitis C treatment key to lowering risk of cancer<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/HepC_virus.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Early hepatitis C treatment key to lowering risk of cancerFor World Hepatitis Day on July 28, BCCDC urges people diagnosed with Hepatitis C to seek treatment.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2022/world-hepatitis-day-20222022-07-28T07:00:00Z
Health checks during heat waves can help protect the most susceptible<img alt="Cooling off with feet in a basin of cold water" src="/news-releases-site/PublishingImages/senior-feet-cooling.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Health checks during heat waves can help protect the most susceptibleA new health check guide by the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health helps to identify people at risk and provides guidance on how to keep cool during extreme heat events.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2022/health-check-guide2022-07-26T07:00:00Z
Gear up for wildfire season<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Wildfire%20smoke-4.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Gear up for wildfire seasonAs wildfire season approaches, it’s important that you are prepared for the worst. Here are a few tips to keep you and your loved ones safe this year.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2022/gear-up-for-wildfire-season2022-07-04T07:00:00Z
First monkeypox case detected in B.C.First monkeypox case detected in B.C.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2022/first-monkeypox-case2022-06-06T07:00:00Z
Waiting to get your child vaccinated? What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines<img alt="" src="/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/vaccines-children/VaccinesChildren_howvaxwork.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Waiting to get your child vaccinated? What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccinesNew resources to address parents’ top questions on COVID-19 vaccination. http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2022/resources-children-covid-19-vaccines2022-06-02T07:00:00Z
Reports of Monkeypox in B.C.Reports of Monkeypox in B.C.http://www.bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2022/reports-monkeypox2022-05-20T07:00:00Z

 
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