A ladder truck from Comox Fire Rescue hoses down the roof of Glacier Gardens Monday, in an effort to keep the vaccination centre open. Although the strategy worked for a few hours, the centre was forced to close early Monday, and all day Tuesday, due to the extreme heat. Photo via Town of Comox.

A ladder truck from Comox Fire Rescue hoses down the roof of Glacier Gardens Monday, in an effort to keep the vaccination centre open. Although the strategy worked for a few hours, the centre was forced to close early Monday, and all day Tuesday, due to the extreme heat. Photo via Town of Comox.

Comox Valley vaccination bookings being rescheduled due to heat wave

Island Health has decided to rebook all afternoon appointments at Glacier Gardens in Comox scheduled for Wednesday, June 30, due to the extreme heat wave affecting British Columbia.

The Glacier Gardens vaccination centre was closed all day Tuesday, June 29, for the same reason.

The facility had to close early Monday, due to heat concerns from staff insaide the building.

Comox Fire Rescue personnel attended the call Monday morning, and hosed down the roof of the facility, allowing the centre to remain open for most of the day.

Island Health is reaching out to all those who will have to reschedule their vaccinations due to the interruption in service.

“We are working on solutions to create additional appointments to rebook people as quickly as possible,” reads an Island Health press release. “We acknowledge this may be frustrating for some people and we ask for patience and understanding as we move through the effects of this extreme weather event.

“The health and safety of our clients, staff and volunteers is a top priority for Island Health. Island Health will continue to carefully monitor the situation and conditions at all immunization clinics. Please continue to monitor islandhealth.ca and our social media for the latest updates.

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