Flu has arrived, get your vaccine now

The chief public health officer is aware of five lab-confirmed flu cases in Prince Edward Island, which is consistent with the sporadic, early season cases being seen in other provinces.

Islanders are encouraged to get vaccinated early to protect themselves and their loved ones. Flu shots are available free of charge at several convenient locations across the province including pharmacists, family physicians or nurse practitioners, and Health PEI public health nursing flu clinics (which don’t require an appointment).

For a complete list of flu vaccine clinic times and locations, call 1-855-354-4358 (4FLU) or visit www.healthpei.ca/flu.

An influenza summary for PEI will be available online beginning the week of October 30 at www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/pei-weekly-.... The data will be updated weekly if there are any changes in provincial data.

As always, Prince Edward Island will also contribute to FluWatch, part of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s national influenza surveillance http://diseases.canada.ca/flu-maps/.

To learn more, visit  www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/health-and-wellness/about-influenza-flu.

Media contact:

Autumn Tremere

General Inquiries

Department of Health and Wellness
4th Floor North, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6414
Fax: 902-368-4121