PEI secures over 29,000 additional doses of COVID-19 Vaccines

The Chief Public Health Office has received confirmation that Prince Edward Island will receive an additional 29,000 vaccines before the end of June.  

“Last week I spoke with Prime Minister Trudeau asking for additional vaccine and the importance of getting Islanders vaccinated so we can safely start to ease public health measures. This announcement today will be well received by Islanders. We said from the beginning that we would reassess our reopening plan if factors changed. With these additional vaccines we will review our Moving Forward plan and share further details with Islanders next week.” 

- Premier Dennis King

The additional vaccinations will arrive in two shipments before the end of the month. The Chief Public Health Office expects to have firm arrival dates by early next week.  

“These additional doses will be key to reaching our vaccination targets as soon as possible,” said Dr. Heather Morrison, Chief Public Health Officer. “Our Moving Forward reopening plan is hinged on vaccination rates in our province and the level of disease in Atlantic Canada and across the country – with the additional supply being received in the coming weeks I am encouraging all Islanders to book an appointment to get vaccinated.” 

Ages 12 and older are eligible to book first doses at provincial immunization clinics and anyone who is 18 and older can book their first dose at participating pharmacies across Prince Edward Island.

Information on PEI’s COVID-19 vaccine roll out and appointment booking information is available online.

Prince Edward Island currently has four active cases of COVID-19 and has had 206 positive cases since the onset of the pandemic.

Information about the province’s COVID-19 cases is available online.

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Office of the Premier

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Department of Health and Wellness

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