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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening the week of Nov. 28

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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening the week of Nov. 28

Dr. Heather Morrison, P.E.I.'s chief public health officer, said Friday that the province will soon make the COVID-19 booster shot available for Islanders who are 18 and up, following recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

P.E.I. announced new travel-related measures in response to concerns about the new omicron variant. The measures include more test requirements for international travellers, and a ban on children under 12 travelling to participate in interprovincial sport tournaments or cultural events.

An infectious disease specialist is advising parents to get their children vaccinated as soon as possible, saying the safety of the vaccine has been extensively tested.

If your child is afraid of getting the needle for the vaccine, here are some books that might help.

P.E.I. has recovered the number of jobs it lost in the pandemic, but the jobs themselves are very different.

On Wednesday, the province announced seven new cases, six of which are related to travel. One more was reported on Thursday, and another on Friday.

Steve Bruce/CBC
Steve Bruce/CBC

P.E.I.'s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison said Tuesday the recent spike in COVID-19 cases would have been worse were it not for the province's high vaccination rates.

The beef processing plant in Albany is short on workers. Much of the skilled labour from foreign countries it relies on is having trouble getting across international borders.

A staff member at a Charlottetown nursing home has come down with COVID-19, but so far all close contacts in the home have tested negative.

Some churches are expressing frustration that they can't relax gathering limits by requiring a Vax Pass.

Five new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Sunday, along with a long list of potential exposure sites.

Steve Bruce/CBC
Steve Bruce/CBC

More than 100 children aged five to 11 got vaccinated in P.E.I.'s first pediatric vaccine clinic.

The P.E.I. Humane Society has reached capacity, partly because of how the pandemic affected the birth of kittens in the province.

Current cases

As of Friday, P.E.I. has 19 active COVID-19 cases and has seen a total of 382 confirmed cases since the pandemic began. There have been two hospitalizations and no deaths.

COVID-19 cases on P.E.I.

Elsewhere in Atlantic Canada

Top news from last week

The P.E.I. Vax Pass

The P.E.I. Vax Pass is now required at a number of businesses and events. Here's a look at how to get the pass, and how it works.

Here's a list of where you need to show proof of vaccination on P.E.I.

And, here's a look at how the vax pass can protect you.

These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine

  • Anyone aged five and up.

  • Islanders can book an appointment to receive the vaccine at a pharmacy or a public health clinic.

Further resources

Reminder about symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

  • Fever.

  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough.

  • Possible loss of taste and/or smell.

  • Sore throat.

  • New or worsening fatigue.

  • Headache.

  • Shortness of breath.

  • Runny nose.

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