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B.C. prioritizes pregnant people for COVID-19 booster vaccine<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Meghan-Connie-shot-2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />B.C. prioritizes pregnant people for COVID-19 booster vaccineAll pregnant people aged 16 and older are prioritized to receive their COVID-19 booster shot, eight weeks after their second dose. Book an appointment for a booster shot by calling 1-833-838-2323 and self-identify as pregnant.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/b-c-prioritizes-pregnant-people-for-covid-19-booster-vaccine2022-01-07T08:00:00Z
BC Women's and BC Children's COVID-19 test site open only for select groups<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1282005957.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Women's and BC Children's COVID-19 test site open only for select groupsThis testing site will no longer be available for the general public, who will be advised to seek an alternate site for COVID-19 testing.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-childrens-and-bc-womens-covid-19-test-site-open-only-for-select-groups2021-12-30T08:00:00Z
Information for patients on person charged with fraud after working at BC Women’s<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1134320030.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Information for patients on person charged with fraud after working at BC Women’sThe Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) has communicated directly with all potentially impacted patients who are confirmed to have received care from this individual. http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/information-for-patients-on-person-charged-with-fraud-after-working-at-bc-women’s2021-12-08T08:00:00Z
BC Women’s anesthesiologist sings national anthem at Canucks’ home opener<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/abdulla.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BC Women’s anesthesiologist sings national anthem at Canucks’ home openerYou may have caught BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre Anesthesiologist Dr. Sadiq Abdulla singing the national anthem at the Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild game in Vancouver. Read how he ended up front and centre at the home opener.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-women’s-anesthesiologist-sings-national-anthem-at-canucks’-home-opener12021-11-09T08:00:00Z
Everyone has a role to protect, promote and support breastfeeding<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Stock_mother_baby_mask.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Everyone has a role to protect, promote and support breastfeedingThis National Breastfeeding Week, October 1-7, learn some important ways each of us can help support and sustain practices that safeguard breastfeeding in B.C.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/national-breastfeeding-week2021-10-01T07:00:00Z
Recovery is possible - growing the Tree of Remembrance<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/OD-Day-Joanna-Luu-Jillian-Richman-Theresa-Newlove-web.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Recovery is possible - growing the Tree of RemembranceOn August 31, International Overdose Awareness Day, BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre staff and patients marked the occasion by wearing purple to honour those we've lost to overdoses and spread the message that recovery is possible.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/recovery-is-possible-growing-the-tree-of-remembrance2021-09-09T07:00:00Z
Together, we can do it<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/FIR-overdose-main-web.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Together, we can do itThe FIR (Families in Recovery) team at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre supports women and people affected by substance use and their newborns amid the deadly overdose crisis in B.C. We can prevent overdoses if we all work together.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/together-we-can-do-it2021-08-31T07:00:00Z
Armed with information: A new interactive online tool aims to change birth and delivery conversations in B.C.<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Liz%20Wilcox%20-%20edited.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Armed with information: A new interactive online tool aims to change birth and delivery conversations in B.C.Did you know that B.C. has the highest caesarean birth rates in Canada? The My Next Birth tool helps patients and their care providers decide whether another C-section is right for them.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/my-next-birth-tool2021-08-04T07:00:00Z
How penicillin allergy de-labeling is making a difference<img alt="" height="395" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Drop-the-label.png" width="530" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />How penicillin allergy de-labeling is making a differenceTen per cent of patients in North American studies report having a penicillin allergy label but 90 per cent of these people do not have a true allergy. Read how one tool is helping with penicillin allergy de-labeling.http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/how-penicillin-allergy-de-labeling-is-making-a-difference2021-07-29T07:00:00Z
How to breathe easy during wildfire season when pregnant<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1008287944.jpg?RenditionID=1" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />How to breathe easy during wildfire season when pregnantIncreasing temperatures and dry weather over the summer months have contributed to the rise in wildfires across the province. http://www.bcwomens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/how-to-breathe-easy-during-wildfire-season-when-pregnant2021-07-15T07:00:00Z

 
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