COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Friday, July 30

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P.E.I.'s vaccination program remains on target, says P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison. (Bob Edme/The Associated Press - image credit)
P.E.I.'s vaccination program remains on target, says P.E.I. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison. (Bob Edme/The Associated Press - image credit)

P.E.I. Auditor General Darren Noonan released a special report Thursday on the government's COVID-19 support programs, and found some weaknesses in oversight.

Prince Edward Island is on track to have 80 per cent of its vaccine eligible population fully vaccinated before August ends, says Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison.

Two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on P.E.I., July 29, but they won't count toward the Island's total, a news release from the Chief Public Health Office said.

P.E.I. health officials are allowing drop-in, last-minute appointments for COVID-19 vaccines, after 2 p.m. at vaccination clinics.

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The Gold Cup parade and Old Home Week will return this August, although in a scaled-down format that follows COVID-19 guidelines.

There was a massive drop in youth crime on P.E.I. last year, and it may be partly because of the pandemic.

COVID-19 cases on P.E.I.

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These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine

  • People over 12.

  • Islanders over 18 can book an appointment to receive the Moderna vaccine at a pharmacy.

You can find more information about how to get a vaccine here.

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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