COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening the week of Nov. 21

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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening the week of Nov. 21
This child in Summerside, P.E.I., was among the first Islanders aged 5-11 to receive a COVID-19 vaccine Friday. (Gabrielle Drumond/Radio-Canada - image credit)
This child in Summerside, P.E.I., was among the first Islanders aged 5-11 to receive a COVID-19 vaccine Friday. (Gabrielle Drumond/Radio-Canada - image credit)

Over 100 children aged five to 11 got vaccinated in P.E.I.'s first pediatric vaccine clinic, the province said Friday. Two new cases were also announced.

P.E.I. reported two new cases on Thursday, and issued nine public exposure notifications in Charlottetown.

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

The province announced seven new cases on Wednesday. Two are related to the West Prince cluster and three to an unassociated workplace outbreak. The other two are travel-related.

A Charlottetown church is requiring parshioners attending in person be fully vaccinated.

Steve Bruce/CBC
Steve Bruce/CBC

After almost two years of pandemic restrictions, music students at UPEI are back performing in large ensembles again, with three performances this week.

Some parents affected by a cluster of COVID19 cases in West Prince are frustrated their children have to self-isolate while others do not.

Jane Robertson/CBC
Jane Robertson/CBC

Parents can now book appointments for children aged five to 11 to get vaccinations for COVID-19. Those vaccinations will start later this week.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Heather Morrison expects there will be more cases related to the cluster in West Prince, she said in a briefing Tuesday, were seven new cases were also announced.

Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images
Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images

P.E.I. announced four new COVID-19 cases Monday, three of them linked to the cluster.

Two new cases were announced on Sunday, one of which is a student at Three Oaks Senior High School. The school was closed on Monday for testing and cleaning.

Four new COVID-19 cases were announced on Saturday, two connected to the Prince County cluster.

Current cases

P.E.I. currently has 37 active cases and has seen a total of 367 over the pandemic.

COVID-19 cases on P.E.I.

Elsewhere in Atlantic Canada

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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

  • People over 12.

  • 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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