Vaccinations

During this pandemic, researchers have found that the best defence against COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. All vaccines available in Canada are approved by Health Canada and with very few exceptions are safe for everyone. There are three main ones: Pfizer-Biontech, Moderna and AstraZeneca (the “Oxford” vaccine). All are pretty…

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Can I go out at all?

If you are quarantined – NO. Absolutely NOT. If you’re self-isolating, as of this writing, yes, you can go out. You can go for a walk – by yourself, with your dog or with people who live in the same household as you. You can go grocery shopping. You can…

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For more information

There’s a lot of unreliable information, false promises and just plain fake news about COVID-19 out there. Here are some reliable links. They will all open in a new window so you won’t lose your place here: BC Centre for Disease Control Government of Canada COVID-19 Guidance Documents Government of…

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What can I do?

There are four things you can do NOW. Get vaccinated. Nearly everyone can be safely vaccinated. The major exceptions are if your immune system is weakened or not working. If in doubt, talk to your doctor. Self-isolate. If you know you have COVID-19 or you’ve been in contact with someone who…

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Why is COVID-19 so dangerous?

COVID-19 can kill you. Read that again. COVID-19 is easily spread from person to person by physical contact, coughing or sneezing. You can become infected by exposure to those coughs or sneezes or even by shaking hands. COVID-19 can also live on surfaces like metal, plastic and wood for anywhere…

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What does COVID-19 do?

There are several vaccines which will immunize you against COVID-19 – that it is, they will help prevent you from catching it. They do not cure it if you do catch it. COVID-19’s effects vary among individuals, ranging from none at all to mild flu-like symptoms to difficulty breathing and…

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