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Saanich is a British Columbian district located within the Greater Victoria area on Vancouver Island. The district has a population of 114,148 in 2016; this makes it the most populous municipality in the Capital Regional District and Vancouver Island. Furthermore, it is the eight-most populated in British Columbia. The district was named after the Saanich First Nation which stands for “emerging land” or “emerging people”.

The district of Saanich has a land area of 103.78 square kilometers and hence a population density of 1,099.9 per square kilometers. Saanich district is divided into twelve local areas for the purpose of planning. Moreover, there are several communities associated with the municipality that stands for neighborhood which overlaps the local areas. The local areas and the communities they represent include Blenkinsop, Carey, Cordova Bay, Gordon Head, Tillicum, Saanich Core, and so forth.

Saanich contains several rural and urban landscapes and neighborhood that extends to Saanich Peninsula. The northeastern part of the University of Victoria is in Saanich but its southwestern part is in Oak Bay.

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Best Walk-in Eye Clinics in Saanich

According to Yelp, the best walk-in eye clinics in Saanich are:

  • Saanich Optometry - 3995 Quadra St, Victoria, BC V8X 1J8 - (250) 544-2210
  • Uptown Village Optometry - 3450 Uptown Boulevard Victoria, BC V8Z 0B9 - (250) 382-2682
  • Maycock Eyecare - 1318 Blanshard St Victoria, BC V8W 2J1 - (250) 384-4175
  • Mayfair Optometric Clinic - 3196 Douglas Street Victoria, BC V8Z 3K6 - (250) 361-4444
  • LASIK MD - 3645 Tillicum Road Victoria, BC V8Z 4H7 - (877) 341-4040

Best Pharmacies in Saanich

The following is a list of the lowest dispensing fees/ or best pharmacies in Saanich:

  • Shoppers Drug Mart - 4440 W Saanich Rd Unit 100, Victoria, BC V8Z 3E9, Canada
  • Walmart Pharmacy - 3460 Saanich Rd, Victoria, BC V8Z 0B9, Canada
  • Rexall Drug Stores - 7143C West Saanich Road Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1P7
  • Pharmasave - 7181 West Saanich Road Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1P7
  • Ideal Drug Mart - 7784 East Saanich Road Saanichton, BC V8M 2B3

Best Dental Clinics in Saanich

The following is a list of the best dental clinics in Saanich area:

  • Uptown Dental Centre - 3531 Uptown Boulevard Victoria, BC V8Z 0B9, Canada.
  • Smile Esthetics - 3450 Uptown Boulevard Victoria, BC V8Z 0B9, Canada.
  • Hillside Dental Centre - 15-1644 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC V8T 2C5, Canada
  • Cresta Dental Centre - 3170 Tillicum Road Victoria, BC V9A 7C5, Canada.
  • Cadillac Imaging and Implants - 15 Cadillac Ave Victoria, BC V8Z 1T3, Canada.

Hospitals in Saanich

There are over 2 hospitals in Saanich. The following are the hospitals in the city:

  • Saanich Peninsula Hospital - 2166 Mt Newton X Rd, Saanichton, BC V8M 2B2, Canada
  • British Columbia Cancer Agency - Vancouver Island Cancer Centre - Saanich, BC V8R 4Z3, Canada

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Saanich Health News

The Salverdas had been knocked down by flu a couple of times and it was terrible. The young family had made a decision to prevent such occurrence in the future. Brittny Salverda, the mother of three, said the family made effort to stay healthy by getting inoculated.

Dr. Dee Hoyano, the Medical Officer in the public health unit at the Saanich Center said that Island Health encourages patients to vaccinate their children against flu. He also stated that the best time to get vaccinated is now; it might be much dangerous to wait till December or January because the chances of getting exposed to the flu would have been much higher. Moreover, the body takes time to build the protection from the vaccine.

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, an estimate of 3,500 people dies of flu-related ailment annually in Canada. Also, seniors, children and people with medical conditions are more vulnerable to the condition. Thus, such people or people who have contact with them qualify for flu vaccine.

Flu vaccine is a very safe vaccine. It has minimal side effects and a lot of benefits. It does not just help you to stay healthy; it helps the community to stay healthy because you can’t transmit the disease if you don’t have it.

Pharmacists in the Greater Victoria area, as well as clinics, provide annual vaccine but this could be more convenient. Dave Jeske, the manager of Broadmead Pharmasave said that up to 20-30% more people get flu vaccine every year because pharmacies don’t require an appointment and also have longer hours.

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