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Crystal Schick/Yukon News Willow Brewster, a paramedic helping in the COVID-19 drive-thru testing centre, holds a swab used for the COVID-19 test moments before using it on Nov. 24.

83.4% of Surrey’s eligible population is fully vaccinated

Weekly cases on the rise again after dropping below 300 for one week

Crystal Schick/Yukon News Willow Brewster, a paramedic helping in the COVID-19 drive-thru testing centre, holds a swab used for the COVID-19 test moments before using it on Nov. 24.
PCRS official Steven Esau acting as tour guide for Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson at Traverse youth treatment facility in Chilliwack on Sept. 22, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Provincial reps tour first treatment facility for B.C. teens

First 20-bed treatment facility for teens in B.C. with both clinical and outdoor components

PCRS official Steven Esau acting as tour guide for Chilliwack MLA Dan Coulter and Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Sheila Malcolmson at Traverse youth treatment facility in Chilliwack on Sept. 22, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-POOL, Jeff J Mitchell

Surrey’s weekly COVID-19 cases continue to rise, surpassing 300

Meantime, vaccination rates at 81.1% for Surrey

A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Louisa Jordan Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-POOL, Jeff J Mitchell
From left: Jane Adams, president and CEO of Surreys Hospital Foundation; Jim Pattison, chairman and CEO of Jim Pattison Group; and Dr. Victoria Lee, president and CEO of Fraser Health. Business icon Pattison made a $4-million matching donation to kickstart a Surrey Hospitals Foundation fundraising campaign. (Submitted photo: Surrey Hospitals Foundation)

Jim Pattison donates $4M to kick start upgrades to Surrey hospital outpatient centre

Surrey Hospitals Foundation aiming to raise $8M by end of 2021 for 10-year-old facility

From left: Jane Adams, president and CEO of Surreys Hospital Foundation; Jim Pattison, chairman and CEO of Jim Pattison Group; and Dr. Victoria Lee, president and CEO of Fraser Health. Business icon Pattison made a $4-million matching donation to kickstart a Surrey Hospitals Foundation fundraising campaign. (Submitted photo: Surrey Hospitals Foundation)
Tobin Copley, injury prevention lead at Fraser Health, demonstrates the Dutch Reach. (Photo: Fraser Health)

Fraser Health encourages drivers to do the ‘Dutch Reach’

It involves using your hand furthest from the door to open it

Tobin Copley, injury prevention lead at Fraser Health, demonstrates the Dutch Reach. (Photo: Fraser Health)
Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House in South Surrey. (Google Streetview photo)

COVID-19 outbreak at South Surrey care home

Fraser Health officials say three staff have tested positive at Westminster House

Fraser Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Westminster House in South Surrey. (Google Streetview photo)
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80.2% of eligible Surrey residents are fully vaccinated

Meantime, there were 311 cases reported Aug. 29 to Sept. 4

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Menno Home in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)

COVID-19 outbreak at long-term care home in Abbotsford up to 33 cases

Those who are vaccinated are experiencing ‘relatively mild’ symptoms, says Menno Home

Menno Home in Abbotsford. (Google Street View)
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Vaccination rates creep up slowly for eligible Surrey residents

78.7% fully vaccinated, up a little more than 1% from the previous reporting period

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White Rock Evergreen Baptist Society has one new case of COVID-19 this week, according to Fraser Health. (File photo)

COVID-19 outbreak at White Rock care society declared over

Visitation restricted at Evergreen Baptist campus after resident tested positive

White Rock Evergreen Baptist Society has one new case of COVID-19 this week, according to Fraser Health. (File photo)
This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Fraser Health issued an exposure notice following several events at First Nations communities. (CDC)

COVID exposure notice issued to FN communities following sports, music events

First Nations communities in Chilliwack, Boston Bar, Kamloops and more affected

This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Fraser Health issued an exposure notice following several events at First Nations communities. (CDC)
(Photo: Canadian Press).

Fraser Health warns of 3 possible COVID-19 exposures in Surrey

Health authority posted notices to social media, website

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Fraser Health and TransLink teamed up to have ‘Vaccine Bus’ at White Rock’s East Beach last month. Today, Fraser Health’s will host a pop-up clinic in Crescent Beach. (Nick Greenizan photo)

One-day vaccine clinic set for Crescent Beach

Walk-in vaccinations, for first or second dose, available from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Fraser Health and TransLink teamed up to have ‘Vaccine Bus’ at White Rock’s East Beach last month. Today, Fraser Health’s will host a pop-up clinic in Crescent Beach. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Cloverdale’s Paul Bennett, who was killed in a case of mistaken identity in 2018, will be honoured at his former place of work, Peace Arch Hospital, when a new staff lounge is constructed. (Contributed photo)

Paul Bennett to be honoured with memorial lounge at Peace Arch Hospital

Cloverdale man, who was an operating-room nurse at PAH, was killed in 2018

Cloverdale’s Paul Bennett, who was killed in a case of mistaken identity in 2018, will be honoured at his former place of work, Peace Arch Hospital, when a new staff lounge is constructed. (Contributed photo)
A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Early second COVID shots available for some in Fraser Health

Fraser Health said those seeking early second vaccinations can get them at 28 days

A woman receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an immunization clinic at the Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, May 14, 2021. Gurdwara leadership reached out to the Sikh community and registered and booked a total of 800 people for vaccinations during two clinics held in the dining hall of their temple last week and Friday. The East Newton neighbourhood is an area that Fraser Health has identified as one where a high rate of COVID-19 transmission is still occurring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Maternity patients will be diverted from Peace Arch Hospital from July 30-Aug.9, but pediatric coverage will be in place from Aug. 9 until the end of 2021, Fraser Health announced. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Fraser Health announces boost to Peace Arch Hospital’s pediatric coverage

Temporary maternity diversion will still be in place from July 30-Aug. 9

Maternity patients will be diverted from Peace Arch Hospital from July 30-Aug.9, but pediatric coverage will be in place from Aug. 9 until the end of 2021, Fraser Health announced. (Tracy Holmes photo)
A Big Brown Bat hanging out. Photo: Cory Olson

Fraser Health issues rabies advisory after injured bat seen at Metro Vancouver beach

Health risks from rabies are severe and preventable only with the vaccine

A Big Brown Bat hanging out. Photo: Cory Olson
People enjoy the sun at Crescent Beach on Sunday, May 16, 2021. On Tuesday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fraser Health will offer beachside vaccination to anyone 12 and over who is eligible for a shot. On Friday, July 9, another clinic will be offered at Cultus Lake near Chilliwack. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Beach-side vaccinations offered in South Surrey and at Cultus Lake

COVID-19 immunization will be offered to anyone 12 and older who is eligible

People enjoy the sun at Crescent Beach on Sunday, May 16, 2021. On Tuesday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fraser Health will offer beachside vaccination to anyone 12 and over who is eligible for a shot. On Friday, July 9, another clinic will be offered at Cultus Lake near Chilliwack. (Aaron Hinks photo)
A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is given to a recipient at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. Fraser Health is diverting clients away from some COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics due to extremely high temperatures in the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Some vaccine recipients to be sent elsewhere due to extreme heat in B.C.

Those attending a first-dose walk-in or a booked appointment after 12 p.m. will be sent to different sites

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is given to a recipient at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. Fraser Health is diverting clients away from some COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics due to extremely high temperatures in the region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Signage directs people to the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at South Surrey Recreation Centre. (File photo)

Surrey offers vaccine clinics for 12-years-plus on first day of summer break

Fraser Health region ‘trying to be proactive’ with youth

Signage directs people to the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at South Surrey Recreation Centre. (File photo)