Flu Shots – Clinic

vaccineThe annual flu season is approaching and it is time to be immunized to have the best chance of avoiding influenza.

If you are eligible for a free influenza shot, please bring your Care Card to the vaccination clinic on Galiano Island.

Monday November 9th

1:30pm to 4:00pm

Lion’s Hall

If you are not eligible for a free flu shot, contact your family physician or nurse practitioner about vaccine availability and cost. Eligibility details here.

Portable Electronic Defibrillators now on Galiano

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The GHCS is pleased to announce a successful collaborative project with many community businesses, individuals and groups that now has seen at least 14 automated defibrillators (AED’s) distributed to sites on Galiano Island that are accessible to the public.

If you witness someone collapse, or discover someone who is non-responsive, first call 911 for help and then ideally be able to send someone to locate the nearest defibrillator while you provide first aid and/or CPR to the unconscious patient. Check out the map for locations.

The defibrillators are easy to use – they give voice prompts and will not shock a patient unless the heart rhythm indicates that a shock is advisable.

Take a peek at the flyer details in this post – there are a series of CPR & AED courses underway.

Thanks to everyone involved in this project. Galiano is leading the way with other communities watching how our program works.