Archive for November, 2012

BC Flu Clinic Locator

BC Flu Clinic Locator

  The Locator has now been populated with clinic information for the 2012/13 influenza season.

“Public clinics” will offer free shots to all eligible individuals (visit to find out if you are eligible for a free flu shot).

“Both” clinics will offer flu shots to

  • eligible individuals for free while publicly-funded vaccine remains available (please call ahead to confirm) and,
  • other who are not eligible for a fee (pay-per-shot service).

If you have questions about influenza immunization, please call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 or visit For more information on other vaccinations in B.C., go to




Vienna, Austria: New research has shown that despite electronic cigarettes being marketed as a potentially safer alternative to normal cigarettes, they are still causing harm to the lungs.

A new study, presented today (Sunday 2 September 2012) at the European Respiratory Society’s Annual Congress in Vienna, has added new evidence to the debate over the safety of alternative nicotine-delivery products.

……“We found an immediate rise in airway resistance in our group of participants, which suggests e-cigarettes can cause immediate harm after smoking the device. More research is needed to understand whether this harm also has lasting effects in the long-term.

Read More: (Canadian Medical Association)

Read more: (BloomBerg)

Read More: (European Respiratory Society)

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