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PEI Influenza Summary 2014-2015 Season
PEI Influenza Summary for the 2016-2017 Season
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...
The provincial government has launched an action plan to prevent overdoses and deaths to Prince Edward Island youth and adults caused by opioids. Opioid-related overdoses and deaths linked to potent opioids like fentanyl are increasing across much of Canada. The Prince Edward Island Action Plan to...
Why do adults need immunization?, Adults may need immunizations for a number of reasons including: to provide a booster against waning immunity, e.g. tetanus; to protect against diseases more common in adults, e.g. herpes zoster; to protect those who may be too young or too vulnerable to be...
Supporting Island families -, Starting this year, every person living in Prince Edward Island is eligible to receive a free flu shot. A flu shot is the best defense against getting Influenza, also known as “the flu" which affects the airways and lungs and is easily spread. There is no charge...
Environmental health professionals across the province protect Islanders from disease and injury every day. The national Environmental Public Health Week (September 25 to 29) recognizes all environmental health officers across Canada who work to ensure everything from the safety of food to the...
The purpose of this action plan is to prevent and mitigate unintentional opioid overdoses and deaths among youth and adults in Prince Edward Island in PEI. The scope of the action plan includes the following areas of focus: Surveillance of opioid overdoses and deaths, Rapid response protocol to...
The information in this report informs a Public Health approach to Cannabis Legalization and Regulation in PEI.