Media Releases

News and events across Interior Health

Interior Health news releases are posted by month and date. View the current year news releases below. Past news releases from 2020 are listed on our Archives page. All media inquiries should be directed to Interior Health Communications Officers. 

 

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Information Bulletin
May 14, 2021
Interior Health’s #journey2immunity has reached the 385,000 dose milestone of COVID-19 vaccine administered throughout the Interior. Now, we call for local influencers to help get people registered for their COVID-19 vaccines.
Public Service Announcement
May 14, 2021
Interior Health, the District of Lake Country and the Regional District of Central Okanagan are monitoring a large algae bloom on Wood Lake. While the bloom contains blue-green algae, testing indicates the risk to the public remains low.
Information Bulletin
May 7, 2021
Interior Health has administered approximately 335,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine throughout the Interior. Our #journey2immunity continues towards the goal of offering vaccine to every eligible person in IH.
Public Service Announcement
May 7, 2021
Interior Health is accelerating COVID-19 immunizations for people aged 30 and over in two communities seeing high-transmission: the District of Summerland and the Rutland neighbourhood in Kelowna.
Public Service Announcement
May 6, 2021
Interior Health is advising all people 18+ living in the Golden Local Health Area that they will now be invited to book their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
News Release
May 5, 2021
COVID-19 has impacted each of us in many ways. One of the areas that we are monitoring closely is mental health. Mental health affects all of us.
Information Bulletin
May 4, 2021
Interior Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over at Cottonwoods Care Centre in Kelowna.
Information Bulletin
May 1, 2021
IH WIDE – Get notified of when to book your COVID-19 vaccine appointments – both your first and second doses – by registering on the provincial Get Vaccinated system today.
Information Bulletin
April 30, 2021
B.C.’s age-based immunization program continues to accelerate across the Interior region.
Information Bulletin
April 29, 2021
Interior Health administered its first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 22, 2020, and since then approximately 275,000 doses have been delivered throughout the Interior.
Information Bulletin
April 28, 2021
Interior Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Spring Valley Seniors Community long-term care in Kelowna.
Information Bulletin
April 24, 2021
Interior Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Orchard Haven long-term care in Keremeos.
Information Bulletin
April 23, 2021
Interior Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Sandalwood Retirement Resort in Kelowna.
Public Service Announcement
April 22, 2021
WOOD LAKE – A potentially harmful algal bloom has been observed on Wood Lake. While most algal blooms are harmless, some species have the potential to produce toxins that can be harmful to humans. Residents and visitors to Wood Lake are advised to:
Information Bulletin
April 21, 2021
Interior Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over in unit 4E at Kelowna General Hospital.
Information Bulletin
April 19, 2021
IH WIDE – Interior Health has now surpassed 225,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered throughout the Interior.
Public Service Announcement
April 16, 2021
Ashcroft and area residents are advised that due to temporary limited staffing availability, the emergency department (ED) at the Ashcroft Hospital and Community Health Care Centre will be closed at various times over the weekend...
Information Bulletin
April 16, 2021
Interior Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak over in the Level 3 surgical unit at Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH).
Opinion/Editorial
April 14, 2021
It has been five years since the Provincial Health Officer declared a public health emergency in response to the significant rise in opioid-related overdose deaths reported in B.C.
Information Bulletin
April 12, 2021
Interior Health’s immunization program is rolling out across the region, much to the relief of many people searching for a “light at the end of the tunnel” during the pandemic.
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As a step towards reconciliation, Interior Health acknowledges the land that we live, work, and play on as the traditional territories of the Dakelh Dene, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx and Tsilhqot’in peoples. It is with humility that we continue to strengthen our relationships with the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples of the interior.
MoH     PCQO