Welcome to Island Health

On August 1 st, we launched our new public website:

wwww.islandhealth.ca

and a new website for medical staff:

medicalstaff.islandhealth.ca

Our website was developed in partnership with patients and residents of Vancouver Island and the surrounding regions. It's accessible, mobile friendly and flexible to help us evolve with our communities as we work towards excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time.

Come visit the new sites and update your bookmarks. This www.viha.ca site will continue to be available for one month so that our staff and partners have time to update their links to the new site. You can still browse the old site but it will no longer be updated.

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Immunization

Vaccines save lives and make it possible to live free of the illness and disability associated with many preventable diseases.  The resources below will help you understand vaccine preventable diseases, where to get immunized and when. For more information, please visit ImmunizeBC or contact your local public health unit.

Immunization

The timing of your immunizations can have a huge impact on how protected you are.  ImmunizeBC has identified the key times for vaccinations and boosters against various diseases:

For children receiving vaccines, parents are asked to provide the child's name, date of birth and care card number to the immunizing nurse who will verify these details and obtain consent before proceeding.

Additional resources:

Travel Health and Immunizations

Improve your chances of staying healthy by visiting a travel health clinic prior to travel abroad. 

February 14, 2018:

Interior Health has declared an end to the meningococcal disease outbreak in the Okanagan for 15-19 year olds.

Influenza (Flu) Immunizations

Information and updates about flu and immunization.   

Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Vaccines can help protect you from a range of dangerous diseases: